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Newtown residents asked to comment on drought plan

 
Created on 07/08/2019 @ 08:38
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Residents in Newtown are to be consulted on a local water company's plans for droughts.

Hafren Dyfrdwy, which took over responsibility from Severn Trent, has produced its latest draft Drought Plan, and is asking for customers to send in their views.

The plan sets out how the company will manage water resources during droughts, when there is below average rainfall for prolonged periods of time.
 
The company is now asking for feedback and customer views on the plan, to make sure it meets all of the needs for current and future customers while managing its network during droughts, and also taking into consideration the environment, and wider community.
 
Alemayehu Asfaw, Hydrologist at Hafren Dyfrdwy said, “It’s really important that we’re always thinking ahead and planning into the future, and it’s even more important that we listen to our customers and stakeholders to gain valuable information and feedback from them to help shape our plans.
 
“We want to make sure if we do find ourselves in drought conditions –  our customers can rely on us to make the right decisions at the right times, that will mean their water supply is secure during a drought.”
 
Droughts are naturally occurring following long spells of no rainfall, and Hafren Dyfrdwy proposed in the plan to do its bit by increasing activity to find and fix leaks, as well as communicating with its customers at an early stage to use less water through water efficiency activities and education during drought conditions.
 
Alemayehu continues:  “The plan we’re launching is just a draft at this stage, and we’d really like to hear the views from our customers and stakeholders’ on our proposals.  Feedback on this initial draft will really help us to understand if our proposal meets what our customers, stakeholders and regulators expect of us.”
 
The consultation period will end on 6 September 2019, after which Hafren Dyfrdwy will consider any responses and will update the plan accordingly.
 You can find the plan on the company website at https://www.hdcymru.co.uk/about-us/plan-and-strategy/water-resource-planning/drought-plan/
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