An absence of clean water may have an effect on as much as 100,000s of individuals as chemical provide chains could also be disrupted below a no-deal Brexit.
DEFRA says within the paperwork that the largest threat to the nation’s water companies is the a ‘failure in the chemical supply chain’.
This means there could possibly be a scarcity of chemical compounds wanted to completely clean water and make it secure for human consumption.
Although the papers say it is kind of unlikely this may occur but when it does, it will have an effect on as much as 100,000s of individuals.
DEFRA mentioned: ‘Public water companies are prone to stay largely unaffected attributable to actions now being taken by water firms.
‘The most important single threat is a failure within the chemical provide chain.
‘The probability of this occurring is taken into account low and the affect is prone to be localised, affecting as much as 100,000s of individuals.
‘Water firms are effectively ready for any disruption; they’ve important shares of all crucial chemical compounds, in depth monitoring of their chemical provide chains (together with transportation and all deliveries) and mutual agreements in place.
‘In the event of a supply chain failure, or the need to respond rapidly to other water supply incidents, urgent action may need to be taken to make sure people continue to have access to clean water’.
What does Operation Yellowhammer warn of?
- Three months of disruption at Channel crossings
- Two-and-a-half day delays for lorries coming into the UK
- Immigration delays for UK vacationers heading to Europe
- Rise in protests and public dysfunction
- Disruption to gas supplies
- ‘Significant’ electrical energy value rises
- ‘Severe extended delays’ to drugs supplies
- Animal illness outbreaks
- Reduction in supplies of recent meals
- Supermarket value rises
- Lack of clean water attributable to failure in provide of chemical compounds
- Breakdown in sharing of regulation enforcement knowledge with EU international locations
- Gibraltar not ready sufficient
- Fishing wars between UK and EU vessels
- Hard border in Ireland