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We work with Natural Resources Wales, the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat), the water industry and other stakeholders to manage the amount and quality of water in Wales.

This covers:

  • water supply and resources
  • regulations about water
  • the water industry.

For more information visit Natural Resources Wales (external link).

We also work with the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) (external link). Ofwat is responsible for regulating water and sewerage providers in England and Wales.

Water Resources Management Plans

Water companies are required to prepare and maintain Water Resources Management Plans to show how they intend to balance supply and demand for water in their area over the next 25 years.

Visit: The Water Resources Management Plan Regulations 2007 (external link)

In 2016 we published the Water Resources Management Plan Direction 2016 and the Welsh Government Guiding Principles for Developing Water Resources Management Plans (WRMP’s) for 2020.

Water companies must consult on their plans once they have been completed and submitted to us. The plans will be made available on the water company websites.

Visit: Consumer Council for Water (external link)

Visit: Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (external link)

Visit: Dee Valley Water (external link)

Visit: Severn Trent Water (external link)

Visit: Waterwise (external link)