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You must be authorised by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) if you carry out any controlled water activity.
A controlled activity is any activity which directly or indirectly has, or is likely to have, a significant adverse impact on the water environment. This includes:
- any activity liable to cause pollution of the water environment, such as the discharge of a pollutant into water
- abstraction of water
- construction, alteration or operation of impounding works in surface water or wetlands
- carrying out building or engineering in or near to inland water or wetlands
- artificial recharge or augmentation of groundwater