The Partners

The Water Resources in the South East Group (WRSE) is an alliance of the six south east water companies, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, Consumer Council for Water, Natural England and Defra, to develop long term plans for securing water supplies in the south east.

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The Aim of the Project

The Group’s aim is to develop a regional water resources strategy which will contain a range of options to find the best long term solutions for customers and the environment in the south east of England. This strategy is revised every five years to ensure is is up to date.

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Let’s embrace the tap!

The EU Drinking Water Directive requires that “water is free from any micro-organisms and parasites and from any substances which…constitute a potential danger to human health”, and this ensures that UK tap and bottled water is of a good standard which is suitable for human consumption; indeed, drinking water in the UK has extremely high… View Article

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Building resilient water supplies

On 9th August 2018, Ofwat released a joint letter with Defra, the Environment Agency, and the Drinking Water Inspectorate, in which they set out the steps they think are needed to build resilience in water resources management in England: Increased ambition in the forthcoming company business plans for the 2020 to 2025 period Regional water… View Article

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