DWR Cymru Welsh Water has started consultation with its 1.2 million customers on the company’s plans to ensure adequate supplies of drinking water in the future.

The draft water resource management plan lays out the company’s 25-year strategy for managing drinking water resources in its supply area in Wales and the borders with England.

Welsh Water bosses say they welcome all views and comments on the draft proposal and there is a 16-week period in which to respond.

Tim Williams, head of asset strategy for Welsh Water, said: “This plan is vital for us to ensure our resources are protected for the future. By opening the process up for public consultation, we hope to gain a better understanding of our customers’ views and consider their responses to our draft plans.”

The draft plan has identified areas where demand for drinking water currently exceeds available supply, or where it is forecast to do so in the future. It identifies appropriate measures to ensure all customers have the water supplies that they need.

In order to improve security of supply to customers, several options are being considered.

They include increasing customers’ water efficiency by providing advice and guidance, continuing to meet and beat targets for reducing leakage from water mains and seeking to develop new resources and maximise output from current sources.

The full draft plan in now available on www.dwrcymru.com.