Expected use of reprocessed waste water being used for drinking water by 2040

James A Owen made this Environmental Information Regulations request to United Utilities Water PLC
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Dear United Utilities Water PLC,

What plans are in place for the purification of waste water for use as drinking water by 2040, in the location of Merseyside.

Is there any location at present in the areas you cover being supplied with purified waste water.

Yours faithfully,

James A Owen

Jain, Rajat, United Utilities Water PLC

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Dear Mr Owen
 
Re: Your request for information
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 3rd April 2017, submitted via the
whatdotheyknow website.
 
As requested we are treating this as a request for information under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). You can find out more
about EIR by visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office website
[1]www.ico.org.uk
 
We will aim to respond to you as soon as possible, but in any event by 4th
May 2017.
 
However we may need to get in touch again if we require any clarification
of your request, or to seek your assistance is helping us to focus on a
targeted search. Sometimes, if a request is complex, or detailed, we may
need more time to collect it or consider whether we are able to provide
it. Should we require more time, we will let you know of the new deadline
for our response as soon as possible.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Rajat Jain
Data Protection & Fraud
Legal Department
United Utilities 
unitedutilities.com
 
 

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Dear Mr Owen
 
Re: Your request for information
 
I write further to my earlier e-mail today regarding your request for
information.
 
By way of response kindly note the following:
 

* There are currently no areas that we supply with purified waste water
for use as drinking water
* There are no plans to supply Merseyside with purified waste water for
use as drinking water up to 2040
* Our plans for new sources of water to 2040 and the options that we
considered in developing this plan are detailed in our water resources
management plan. I attach a copy of that for your convenience

 
 
 
We hope that this now meets with your request. However, should you
consider that that we have not adequately complied with our obligations
under EIR, you have the right to ask us to carry out an internal review,
by writing to David Hannon Head of Legal, United Utilities, Legal
Department, Grasmere House First Floor, Lingley Mere Business Park,
Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 3LP. Alternatively,
you may find it easier to e-mail us directly on [1][United Utilities request email]
and your review request will be forwarded on to Mr Hannon.
 
Your request for review should explain why you wish a review to be carried
out, and should be made within 40 working days of receipt of this letter,
and we will reply within 40 working days of receipt. If you are not
satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to make a
formal complaint to the Information Commissioner.
 
Finally, kindly acknowledge receipt by return of e-mail.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Rajat Jain
Regulatory Solicitor
Data Protection & Fraud
Legal Department
United Utilities 
T: 01925 731904 (internal 31904)*
F: 01925 678969
unitedutilities.com
 
*Please note the above contact details apply Mondays & Tuesdays
Please refer to the out office message on other days
 
 
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From: Jain, Rajat
Sent: 03 April 2017 11:58
To: 'James A Owen' <[FOI #398834 email]>;
EIRRequests <[United Utilities request email]>
Subject: From United Utilities Legal/EIR/2017/04/ID274 RE: Environmental
Information Regulations request - Expected use of reprocessed waste water
being used for drinking water by 2040
 
 
Please quote the Legal subject header
reference in all communications
 
 
Dear Mr Owen
 
Re: Your request for information
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 3rd April 2017, submitted via the
whatdotheyknow website.
 
As requested we are  treating this as a request for information under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). You can find out more
about EIR by visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office website
[2]www.ico.org.uk
 
We will aim to respond to you as soon as possible, but in any event by 4th
May 2017.
 
However we may need to get in touch again if we require any clarification
of your request, or to seek your assistance is helping us to focus on a
targeted search. Sometimes, if a request is complex, or detailed, we may
need more time to collect it or consider whether we are able to provide
it. Should we require more time, we will let you know of the new deadline
for our response as soon as possible.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Rajat Jain
Data Protection & Fraud
Legal Department
United Utilities 
unitedutilities.com
 
 

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