Drought information - Who manages the water resources in England?

  • DEFRA – Has overall policy responsibility for water resources in England.
  • Environment Agency – Has the duty to manage water resources in England and Wales. They must make sure that the resources are being used properly and that there is enough water to meet all of our needs and the needs of the environment.
  • Water Supply Companies - Have the responsibility for making sure that the systems they use for providing you with water, works well without damaging the natural environment.

To enable them to do this is times of drought, the supply companies have the powers to put in place temporary restrictions in the use of water (e.g Hosepipe bans)



Last Updated on Wednesday, October 3, 2018