Fall in areas classed as seriously water stressed

Seriously water stressed areas in England and Wales are set to decrease rather than expand following a method change by the Environment Agency

The reclassification of Severn Trent, Wessex, South Staffordshire and Bristol Water as seriously water stressed regions will no longer go ahead, following consultation.

A draft reclassification issued by the Environment Agency last November expanded serious water stress to cover large parts of the Midlands and western England.

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