Water permits and exemptions

Water permits and exemptions guidance:

When is an abstraction licence needed? Any person who abstracts more than 20 cubic metres (4,000 gallons) of water per day from surface waters (river, stream, lake, pond,...

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The need for environmental protection Septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are wastewater systems for domestic sewage that are used when properties are not...

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On 1 January 2017, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154 came into force. The EPR 2016 consolidates and revokes the...

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The governing provisions for environmental permitting are in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154. EPR 2016 came...

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On 1 January 2017, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154, consolidated and replaced the Environmental Permitting...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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What is a reservoir? The Reservoirs Act 1975 (RA 1975), as amended by (FWMA 2010), applies only to 'large raised reservoirs', which includes: • a large raised structure...

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Compliance, enforcement and offences Owner or occupier of trade premises It is an offence punishable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum,...

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Applications for consent Application process The owner or occupier of trade premises who wishes to discharge trade effluent into the public sewer of a sewerage undertaker...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 1 Definitions Contamination means the presence at any time of any Hazardous Substances in the soil and water at or under the Property...

Precedents

Sustainable management of water resources is coordinated by the government, the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and water companies. Many...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Prohibition on unauthorised impounding A person must not impound inland water unless they hold a valid impoundment licence and comply with all the terms and conditions....

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