Water Resources Market Information
In line with Ofwat’s Water Resources Market Information guidance, we are publishing data tables (see downloadable content below) to enable third parties, who can either be other incumbents or independent third parties, to identify opportunities to provide new water resources; and identify and provide demand management and leakage services.

Northumbrian Water has two Water Resource Zones (WRZ), namely Kielder and Berwick. Data tables have been prepared for each WRZ using an Ofwat prepared Water Resources Market Information spreadsheet template. Each spreadsheet contains key market information as well as the WRZ’s water resources position as detailed in our Final Water Resources Management Plan 2019.

 

Essex & Suffolk Water has four Water Resource Zones (WRZ), namely Essex, Blyth, Hartismere and Northern Central. Data tables have been prepared for each WRZ using an Ofwat prepared Water resources market information spreadsheet template. Each spreadsheet contains key market information as well as the WRZ’s water resources position as detailed in our Final Water Resources Management Plan 2019.

 

We are forecasting a supply surplus in our Kielder, Berwick & Fowberry and Essex WRZs.  However, as part of WRMP24, we are considering options for an expansion of supply in our Hartismere, Blyth and Northern Central WRZ’s in Suffolk to be delivered in 2025-30 and would welcome discussions with any party who could meet that requirement.

 

Hartismere: ~7.5Ml/d

Blyth: ~2.5Ml/d

Northern Central: ~5Ml/d

 

The above numbers will be revised as we finalise our:

  • AMP7 Water Industry National Environment Programme Investigations (these will confirm the sustainable level of abstraction for each of our groundwater abstraction licences); and
  • PR24 baseline supply and demand forecasts.

The data can also be viewed using Watersource, an online platform that we have jointly developed with Wheatley Solutions and Anglian Water. This is a new concept to provide access to key elements of the Market Information through a central ‘open’ cloud portal. Users can identify spatially those areas (Water Resource Zones) which have a supply surplus and those areas which have a supply deficit. The Watersource platform can be accessed at wheatleywatersource.co.uk.

 

WRZ boundary files for importing into a Geographical Information System (GIS) can be requested by emailing waterresources@nwl.co.uk

 

Our Trading and Procurement Code can be downloaded from the link below. If you require further information or wish to discuss your proposal with us, please email waterresources@nwl.co.uk

Downloadable content
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