South east water company predicts water shortfall of 360m litres a day by 2045

Greater abstraction of water from the Thames and a new reservoir in Oxfordshire are among Thames Water’s plans for meeting rising demand in the south east

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Thames Water plans to build a new reservoir in Oxfordshire to provide 300m litres of water daily by the 2040s

Thames Water is planning a combination of leakage reduction, water metre installation and new infrastructure to deal with increased water demand from a rising population, according to its draft water resource management plan (WRMP).

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