Water pump
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Severn Trent to pump water to drought region

Severn Trent says plans are being drawn up to sell water to Anglian Water, one of the firms which has imposed a hosepipe ban.

Pumping from boreholes, Severn Trent plans to shift 30 million litres of water a day from sources beneath Birmingham into the River Tame, which joins the Trent.

Severn Trent's David Essex told the BBC's Daniel Boettcher that it is the first time such a scheme has been carried out in recent history.

  • 10 Apr 2012
Go to next video: Water minister defends strategy