Measures to reduce personal water use

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Closes 11 Oct 2019

Consultation and call for evidence

This online survey contains a consultation on methods we can use to reduce personal water use, and also a call for evidence to gather data and information on what an achievable but ambitious personal consumption target could be.

This public consultation and call for evidence will run for twelve weeks from 19 July to 11 October 2019. It is open to anyone with an interest in providing comments. Please provide answers that explain your opinions fully.

The government will aim to publish a summary of responses within 12 weeks of the consultation ending.

Confidentiality and data protection

A summary of responses to this consultation will be published and placed on the government website at:

The summary will include a list of names and organisations that responded but not personal names, addresses or other contact details. Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal data, may be published or disclosed in accordance with the access to information regimes these are primarily the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs), the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). We have obligations, mainly under the EIRs, FOIA and DPA, to disclose information to particular recipients or to the public in certain circumstances.

If you want information, including personal data, that you provide to be treated as confidential, please say so clearly in writing when you provide your response to the consultation why you need to keep these details confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure under the FOIA, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot provide an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, be regarded as a confidentiality request.

This consultation is being conducted in line with the Cabinet Office “Consultation Principles” and can be found at:

If you have any comments or complaints about the consultation process, please address them to:

Consultation Coordinator, Area 1C, 1st Floor Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR

Or email:


What is your name?
What is your email address?
If you enter your email address then you will automatically receive an acknowledgement email when you submit your response.
If you are providing an official response on behalf of your organisation, please enter details of your organisation. Otherwise, please state that you are responding as an individual.
Would you like the information, including personal data, that you provide to be treated as confidential?