United Utilities applies for three drought permits

Three emergency requests to take more water from several lakes in the Lake District have been lodged by water company United Utilities, citing a ‘severe’ water shortage

Ennerdale Water
United Utilities wants to extract more water than currently permitted including from Ennerdale Water pictured above

Three emergency requests to take more water from several lakes in the Lake District have been lodged by water company United Utilities, citing a "severe" water shortage.

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