Plans are being drawn up to increase the size of two reservoirs. Scottish Water want to raise the height of the dam by 1.5m at Penwhirn Reservoir, which supplies most of Wigtownshire, and Black Elk reservoir, which supplies Dumfreisshire. It would increase the capacity of both by 35%
A public consultation event on the proposals is planned later this month.**
Nigel Graham-Smith, asset planner for the Wigtownshire area, said: "This proposed work will enable Scottish Water to meet water supply demands in times of low rainfall by enhancing the amount of water the reservoir can hold."
More top news
Carlisle's flood victims are being invited to attend public events to give their views on a report into flooding in the city.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Police in the Borders have arrested and charged two men with drugs offences.