Water trading is when a water company responsible for supplying water in an area buys it from a third party provider rather than developing its own water resources. The third party can be another water company or a private supplier.
We have no planned trades in our WRMP for either raw or treated water, but are still interested in exploring opportunities and continue a dialogue for transfers with neighbouring companies.
Trades are governed by our Trading and Procurement Code which sets out the policies, principles and requirements that will apply when appointed water companies and third parties enter into water trading arrangements with South West Water.
This code covers our three water resources zones (WRZ) in the south west peninsula and also our Bournemouth WRZ