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Drought Orders

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list by (a) water company and (b) location those areas where drought orders still remain in force in England and Wales.

The table lists, by water company area, the drought orders currently in force in England (and that part of Wales served by Severn Trent Water), the locality or water supply source affected by each order and its expiry date. Orders affecting the supply area of Welsh Water are a matter for the Secretary of State for Wales.

Water company area and locality or water supply source affectedDate of expiry of Order
Ely-Ouse River, Essex128 February 1990
North West
Ullswater31 January 1990
Bottoms and Teggsnose31 March 1990
Lamaload31 March 1990
Tytherington Boreholes31 March 1990
Severn Trent
Tittesworth6 March 1990
Clywedog Reservoir118 March 1990
Buxton21 March 1990
Derwent Valley Reservoirs, Ambergate6 April 1990
Homesford, Little Eaton, Church Wilne Derby, Notts, Leicester26 April 1990
North and West Kent and West and East Sussex20 January 1990
River Medway31 March 1990
Kent Groundwater (No. 2)31 March 1990
West and East Sussex21 May 1990
Hardham (West Sussex)31 March 1990
River Rother, Robertsbridge31 March 1990
Plucks Gutter31 March 1990
South West
River Torridge29 January 1990
Avon Reservoir21 January 1990
River Tamar4 February 1990

Water company area and locality or water supply source affected

Date of expiry of Order

River Tavy26 January 1990
Venford Reservoir4 February 1990
Devon and Cornwall2 February 1990
River Axe, Whitford Bridge10 February 1990
River Yealm28 February 1990
Fernworthy Reservoir28 February 1990
Colaton Raleigh Stream23 February 1990
Challacombe Reservoir22 February 1990
River Dart at Littlehempstead28 February 1990
Upper Tamar Lake and Lower Tamar Lake6 March 1990
Bude-St ra t ton Canal7 March 1990
Leswidden Pool19 April 1990


Harrogate area6 April 1990
Hebden Valley and Withens Clough18 April 1990
Pennine Reservoirs13 April 1990
Bradford Reservoirs12 April 1990
Underbank Reservoir18 April 1990
River Wharfe30 April 1990
River Hull22 June 1990
Lindley Wood Reservoir1 June 1990

East bourne

Eastbourne22 February 1990
River Wallers, Haven24 April 1990


Folkestone14 March 1990

Mid Kent

Mid-Kent25 January 1990

West Kent

River Medway, Hartlake4 February 1990

1Orders made on application of the National Rivers Authority.