Water and sewerage services


  1. Application to discharge up to 15m3 a day into ground or 20m3 a day to surface water: part B6.5

    Complete if you are applying for a new environmental permit, or to change or transfer an existing environmental permit.

  2. Water abstraction: application to make minor changes to your licence

    Application form for making minor changes to a water abstraction licence.

  3. Water abstraction: transfer an abstraction or impoundment licence

    Application form to transfer an abstraction licence or impoundment licence.

  4. Application for new ground source or surface water source heating and cooling scheme: part B8

    Complete if you are applying for an environmental permit and full abstraction licence for a ground source or surface water source heating and cooling scheme.

  5. Water abstraction: application to revoke (cancel) a licence

    Application form to cancel an existing water abstraction licence.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. The private sewers transfer regulations
  2. Choose a water supplier for your business
  3. Sustainable drainage systems: non-statutory technical standards
  4. Managing water abstraction
  5. H1 annex D2: assessment of sanitary and other pollutants in surface water discharges
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News and communications

Research and statistics

  1. Funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England
  2. London basin chalk aquifer annual status report
  3. Land contamination: remedial targets methodology (RTM)
  4. Environment Agency Sustainable Business Report 2012
  5. Food and drink manufacturing water demand projections to 2050
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Environment Agency strategy for safe and sustainable sludge use
  2. Dorset abstraction licensing strategy
  3. Severn Corridor abstraction licensing strategy
  4. Steeping, Great Eau and Long Eau abstraction licensing strategy
  5. Holbeach Marsh abstraction licensing strategy
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Ofwat framework document
  2. The Waterways Ombudsman
  3. Economics of shale gas
  4. Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) files regarding 3 prosecutions
  5. Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) Project Preparatory Works Notice
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