Thames Water paid its executive directors almost £2 million in bonuses last year.
Anglian Water, which failed to meet its leakage targets, paid out more than £1.1 million to its top executives in bonuses last year.
The highest paid director in Thames Water took home more than £1.6 million.
Jerry White is the head of drought strategy at Thames Water.
Millions of homeowners have been banned from using hosepipes from today as drought grips parts of the country.
Deep underground, the drying-up boreholes of East Sussex show the extent of the UK's drought problem.
20 million people across the south and east of England will be hit by hosepipe bans that have come into effect since midnight.