Drainage and wastewater management for Somerset
In the Wessex Water area, we have four management catchments aligned with the river catchments, where we are working closely with strategic partners to identify and deliver solutions for the long-term management of drainage and wastewater.
The Somerset management catchment
The Somerset management catchment includes the rivers Parrett, Tone, Brue and Axe, the Somerset Levels and Moors and 11 designated bathing water beaches. Key urban areas include Weston-Super-Mare, Taunton, Bridgwater and Yeovil. The area is likely to experience significant development with Hinkley Point C in the next few years.
How we are working with partners
We are working with a range of stakeholders through the Somerset Catchment Partnership and working groups to identify priority areas and solutions that will deliver multiple benefits for society, the economy and the environment. Our stakeholders include regulators, such as the Environment Agency and Natural England, councils, developers, non-government organisations (wildlife trusts, rivers trusts), as well as customers.