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In our consultation events we have been talking about three different levels of environmental destination.

Level 1 is based on current known legislative requirements, ensuring the water environment doesn’t deteriorate and including cost beneficial improvements

Level 2 goes beyond this to reflect climate change and other needs

Level 3 would go even further and give greater protection to some higher risk water environments

The higher levels would involve greater reductions in abstraction and mean we would need to develop more new sources of water. Those new sources could have their own environmental impacts and come at a cost in customers water bills.

It’s generated some good discussion. Which level would you prefer? How much extra would you be prepared to pay?