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Water Use

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what total water use was in England and Wales in each year since 1997, broken down by water company area. (103235)

Total water use, by the household and non-household sectors, for each water company since 1997-98 is shown in the following table.

Water use 1997-98 to 2005-06 (Mld)

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Anglian

932

911

920

903

896

923

925

912

914

Dwr Cymru

644

628

624

622

633

632

629

628

626

Northumbrian

595

594

590

576

573

554

552

544

541

United Utilities

1,477

1,440

1,434

1,443

1,447

1,443

1,457

1,402

1,421

Severn Trent

1,503

1,504

1,508

1,498

1,500

1,383

1,422

1,390

1,372

South West

339

337

337

333

341

343

355

353

344

Southern

495

485

483

478

499

492

496

483

479

Thames

1,732

1,682

1,853

1,853

1,845

1,849

1,876

1,842

1,887

Wessex

230

275

276

277

282

281

293

288

283

Yorkshire

925

904

926

928

969

955

953

953

944

Bournemouth and W. Hants

131

126

133

130

130

134

141

140

135

Bristol

243

239

235

232

239

233

237

230

232

Cambridge

58

57

57

57

53

59

61

61

61

Dee Valley

58

59

58

58

53

53

59

57

58

Essex and Suffolk

405

399

393

383

396

391

403

389

393

Folkestone

40

40

40

40

42

41

42

38

37

Md Kent

127

127

130

126

128

128

135

132

131

Portsmouth

145

143

150

145

149

145

155

148

146

South East

283

282

287

289

297

299

320

316

311

South Staffs

256

249

249

252

257

254

261

252

251

Sutton and East Surrey

130

126

129

128

134

135

143

136

134

Tendring Hundred

26

24

24

24

25

25

26

25

25

Three Valleys

653

646

665

681

703

697

733

714

715

Industry

11,477

11,274

11,495

11,455

11,605

11,468

11,680

11,432

11,443