Water, flooding and drainage

Water, flooding and drainage 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,...

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Title Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and...

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Introduction There are two systems of drainage in relation to development: • foul water, and • surface water Each of these has above-ground and underground elements: •...

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What are controlled waters for the purposes of Pt IIA? 'Controlled waters' are defined in the EPA 1990 as having the same meaning as in the Water Resources Act 1991, Pt...

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Clean-up liabilities are legal and financial obligations to remediate pollution or contamination pursuant to: • statute, eg a pollution incident which causes...

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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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TitleFlood and Water Management Act 2010 Entry into Force8 April 2010 (received Royal Assent on this date—but various implementing pieces of legislation have brought...

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