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Managing through drought: code of practice and guidance for water companies on water use restrictions – 2013


This document has now been updated.

Water UK and UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research) Code of Practice for water companies and stakeholders on the use of water restrictions.

The code sets out good practice principles and actions for water companies in England and Wales to follow when they are evaluating whether and how to implement water restrictions.

The document was commissioned to learn the lessons and incorporate the experiences of the droughts in 2011 and 2012.