The world has changed a lot over the past 25 years, so what will things be like in a quarter of a century’s time? Will we have seen further change in weather patterns? Will you be able to use your smart phone to track how much water and energy you are using in your home?
These and other questions have been addressed in a newly published vision of the future from Southern Water, which communities across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight are being asked to comment on.
Simon Oates, Southern Water’s director of strategy and regulation, said, “Our approach to developing our 25 year Strategic Statement has been all about taking our customers’ priorities for the future on board. We want our plan to deliver the results the communities we serve want to see from our services in the years ahead. Our strategy is based on more than six months of research and discussions with thousands of people across the South East about what they want us to deliver. In it, we paint a picture of how the future could be shaped by a range of challenges, such as population growth, and detail the ‘outcomes’, or results, which our customers want to see made a reality over the next two and a half decades. In the final part of the document, we set out our strategy for delivering on those priority issues for customers. We want as many people as possible from across the region we serve to read our vision for the coming quarter of a century and tell us what they think, so we can take their feedback into account in the final version of the document. To support that process, we are giving you the chance to win an Apple iPad, in return for providing your views. All you have to do to have your name entered into our prize draw is visit our dedicated engagement website www.southernwater.co.uk/haveyoursay and have your say.”