Services

  1. Check the quality of your drinking water

    Your tap water should be clear and bright - water quality advice, reporting problems, how to complain

  2. Check the quality of beach and bathing water in England

    Find out how clean the water is on beaches and in other bathing areas in England, and if there is a problem with pollution

  3. Application to use herbicides in or near water

    Use this form if you plan to use herbicides to control weeds in water or on the banks next to a waterbody or watercourse.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. General binding rules: small sewage discharge to a surface water
  2. General binding rules: small sewage discharge to the ground
  3. Groundwater source protection zones (SPZs)
  4. Cemeteries and burials: prevent groundwater pollution
  5. Waste water treatment works: treatment, monitoring and compliance limits
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News and communications

Research and statistics

  1. Eutrophication risk in English rivers under climate change
  2. Northern Ireland environmental statistics report 2019
  3. Recommendations to inform a UK ocean acidification monitoring strategy
  4. River water quality indicator
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. National FCERM strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report
  2. Bathing waters: removing Allonby South from the list of designated bathing waters
  3. River basin planning: working together
  4. The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (England) Regulations 2015
  5. Urban waste water treatment: updated sensitive areas maps 2019
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Fluoride concentration in water
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