Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC—snapshot
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Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC—snapshot

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Flood and Water (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • Status of EU directives following Brexit
  • Purpose
  • Key definitions
  • Main changes to the UWWTD
  • Key requirements
  • Planning
  • Collection systems of urban waste water
  • More...

TitleCouncil Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment (the UWWTD).

Latest consolidated version dates from January 2014.
Entry into force29 May 1991
Transposition deadline30 June 1993
AmendmentsSee EUR-Lex document information—amended by.
Implementing legislation in England and WalesThe Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) Regulations 1994, SI 1994/2841. The regulations implement the UWWTD in full. Entry into force 30 November 1994. These regulations were amended by Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/675 (now Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154) but the amendments are consequential and do not impact the implementing legislation.
The Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/1788. The amendments are minor and complement the main implementing legislation. These regulations have been amended by the Natural Resources Body for Wales (Functions) Order 2013, SI 2013/755 but the amendments do not affect the implementation of the UWWTD.
SubjectWaste water, treated waste, water pollution, water quality

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will

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