YORKSHIRE Water is starting a public consultation on its resources management plan.

It will outline the company’s strategy for balancing water supply and demand in the next 25 years.

The draft plan, which can be viewed on the Yorkshire Water website, takes into account the impact of climate change.

It will help the company to continue to ensure security of water supply.

Yorkshire Water is recommending a combination of further leakage control and development of a key strategic resource to maintain its level of service in the future.

Under consideration are raising the height of reservoir dams, new resources such as transferring water from the Tees area and new or refurbished water treatment works.

Neil Dewis, head of regulatory compliance at Yorkshire Water, said: “In Yorkshire we have a positive water supply situation and we have not had a hosepipe ban in the region for 11 years.

“We are keen to ensure that this continues into the future, which is why we need to take a long-term view of water resources and take into account changes to water consumption behaviour and climate change.”

Within the plan, Yorkshire Water also indicates that it will not look at compulsory metering as Yorkshire does not have water supply problems.