Provision of water for firefighting at Cuadrilla Preston New Road fracking site

Helen Chuntso made this Environmental Information Regulations request to United Utilities Water PLC
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Dear United Utilities Water PLC,

1) Please explain by what means United Utilities has determined the continued provision of water supplies to the public, in the event of needing to supply Lancashire Fire And Rescue Service with water for a fire on the Cuadrilla Preston New Road site?

2) Please confirm, stating yes or no, if you have an agreement in place with Lancashire Fire And Rescue Service (or any other private company subcontracted to or acting as an emergency responder) in the event of a fire at the well site, to be able to access water supplies for firefighting.

3) Please provide a copy of any agreement as stated in 2) above in full.

I understand that the fire hydrant is part of the same system as the mains supply. I am aware that recently there has been requests made to the public to refrain form using hosepipes/ long showers.

4) Please state which water supply has priority, especially if there is low pressure, and there is a need for water to firefight on Cuadrilla's Preston New Road well site.

5) Please state exactly at what point/ pressure United Utilities would request Lancashire Fire And Rescue Service to use reservoir or sea waters.
If such an decision or agreement has not been made or does not exist, please state this.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chuntso

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Jain, Rajat, United Utilities Water PLC

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Dear Ms Chuntso

I write further to your request for information submitted via Whatdotheyknow.

Due to the detailed nature of your enquiry, please be advised that we have not been able to ascertain whether we hold the information you have requested nor made a decision as to whether to be able to release it.

Accordingly kindly note that we will respond in full by 24th August 2018.

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Rajat Jain
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Dear United Utilities Water PLC,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of United Utilities Water PLC's handling of my FOI request 'Provision of water for firefighting at Cuadrilla Preston New Road fracking site'.

This request is now overdue as you stated you would be able to reply by 24th August 2018.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chuntso

Environmental Information’s Regulations Response, United Utilities Water PLC

Thank you for your email on Wed Aug 29 2018 15:26:16 regarding your
Environmental Information’s Regulations (EIR) enquiry, please take this
email as confirmation that your query has been received and will be dealt
with accordingly.

We will aim to reply to you as soon as possible and no later than 20
working days.

Thank you,
Environmental Information’s Regulations (EIR) Team.

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