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Length of river with improved flow

Improving flows in rivers
Improving flows in rivers - This measures the length of river with improved flows as a result of changes in abstraction licences.

The target is 99km in 2018-19 with no improvements due in other years. This is because these improvements relate to specific changes in licence conditions which are due that year.

If we do not deliver these planned changes we will refund customers £19k for each km we miss the target by. If we manage to deliver more changes to abstraction licences that improve additional km of river, we can receive an incentive payment of £19k per additional km.

The completion of the water supply grid means we have been able to make some permanent changes in licence conditions early at Wylye/Bourne and Nadder. In addition we have agreed other licence changes in 2017-18 at Nutscale, improving the Nutscale Water and Horner Water, as well as at Compton Durville, improving the Lam Brook and North Mills Brook. Overall this equates to an outperformance payment of £1.482m. We have already submitted a licence change to the EA for Malmesbury which we expect to be approved in 2018-19. The resultant end of AMP forecast is now £1.938m.