South East Water invites candidate water traders to get in touch

South East Water has put out a call for third parties with their own raw water supplies to get in touch about trading.

As part of work to develop its 2024 Water Resources Management Plan, South East has said it wants to hear from any business or organisation which can offer a reasonable, sustainable and cost effective volume of raw water, potentially for abstraction licence trades.

Head of water resources, Lee Dance, said: “Making sure we have enough water to supply the growing population in the south east is one of our top priorities. From drinks manufacturers and paper mills to farmers and quarries, we know many businesses in our supply area have access to their own boreholes or other raw water sources and we are keen to hear from them.”

The company also wants to hear from anyone interested in taking water, and from anyone with ideas for innovative leakage or demand management solutions. Dance added: “By being innovative and looking outside the box we can ensure we’re delivering the best and most sustainable service to our 2.2 million customers for decades to come.”