Structural integrity of dams and infrastructure in the Derwent Valley

David Gale made this Environmental Information Regulations request to Severn Trent Plc
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Dear Severn Trent Plc

1. Please provide sight of all records pertaining to issues and potential issues with the structural integrity of the Howden, Derwent, and Ladybower dams, to include any associated infrastructure.

2. Please provide sight of all records relating to internal communications, and communications with third parties, that include the subject matter of large volume water releases from all reservoirs that feed directly or indirectly into the River Derwent, to include the flood events of November 2019 and February 2020.

3. Please provide all records relating to the flood events emanating from the Alvaston weir (River Derwent - South Derby) in November 2019 and February 2020, to include communications with third parties.

Yours faithfully

David Gale

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Good afternoon Mr Gale,

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Good afternoon David

Thank you for your email received on the 3rd September 2020 – I’m sorry
for the delay in contacting you

I’m sorry we wouldn’t be able to provide this information as we are a
private limited company. The regulations of the Freedom of Information Act
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