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Come North to beat the drought, industry told

Date 17 Sep 2006

A campaign aims to highlight one of the region’s most attractive assets at a time of growing water shortages. Inward investment agency Tees Valley Regeneration is targeting companies with the message that the North East has plentiful water supplies – and they should consider moving closer to the Tees Valley’s well-stocked reservoirs. Joe Docherty chief executive of Tees Valley Regeneration said: “We have a major asset here and we think it is time that industry in other areas was aware of what we have to offer. “Obviously the long term supply of water is becoming an issue, but here in the Tees Valley we have plentiful supplies in a superb area where industry can relocate with great confidence.”The campaign has been running for several years in association with water company Northumbrian Water, which has 22 reservoirs. They include Kielder, Europe’s largest man-made lake, which is linked by pipeline to the Tees Valley. Campaigners are leading with the message to industry that if a steady, secure, cost effective and abundant supply of water is critical to their business then they need look no further than the Tees Valley.

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