We know that we need to meet the challenges that are facing the county in the future; how a growing population means that we need to change to ensure enough water is available and that we continue to take away and recycle waste water.
We know that the pattern of the weather may change in the future and we know that we need to change what we do to ensure our services are delivered irrespective of changing or adverse weather.
Feedback from the Yorkshire Forum for Water Customers and our research tells us that our customers want more from us – both in terms of the services we provide but also how we provide our services. People expect to be able to tailor the service they receive from us to suit them – so we need to be able to meet that expectation.
Finally, we know that the cost of our services – today and tomorrow – is a real concern for the people of Yorkshire so we need to face all the challenges, and deliver a sustainable, resilient service at a price that means that no one in Yorkshire should worry about paying their bill.
Our 5 big goals
The proposed strategy sets out five big goals, based on our analysis of future pressures and what our customers and stakeholders have told us. It says how we’re going to meet them. It asks five questions that we’re hoping customers will help us to answer so that we can refine and finalise the plan, knowing that it meets the needs of all stakeholders.