Water and sewerage services


  1. Water abstraction: transfer an abstraction or impoundment licence

    Application form to transfer an abstraction licence or impoundment licence.

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

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

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

    Application form to cancel an existing water abstraction licence.

  4. Hydroelectric power schemes: pre-application

    Use form (WR315) and guidance (WR316) for a pre-application for hydro-electric power schemes.

  5. Water abstraction: application to apportion an abstraction licence

    Application form to apportion an abstraction licence.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. The private sewers transfer regulations
  2. Sustainable drainage systems: non-statutory technical standards
  3. Abstraction Licences Charging Scheme
  4. Managing water abstraction
  5. Choose a water supplier for your business
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News and communications

  1. Thames Tideway Tunnel: government support package contract documents
  2. New guide will better connect our new homes to vital services
  3. Sustainable drainage systems
  4. Flurin Holdings Limited: decision on licence application
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Research and statistics

  1. London basin chalk aquifer annual status report
  2. Water abstraction statistics: England, 2000 to 2016
  3. Seasonal outflow and rainfall estimates for the UK
  4. Land contamination: remedial targets methodology (RTM)
  5. Environment Agency Sustainable Business Report 2012
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Water supply and sewerage licensing: updating security and emergency measures directions
  2. Water industry: strategic policy statement to Ofwat 2017
  3. Wear abstraction licensing strategy
  4. Tyne abstraction licensing strategy
  5. Strategic policy statement to Ofwat: incorporating social and environmental guidance
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. The Waterways Ombudsman
  2. Economics of shale gas
  3. Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) files regarding 3 prosecutions
  4. Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) Project Preparatory Works Notice
  5. Letter from Richard Benyon MP to water and sewerage companies
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