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: transfer an abstraction or impoundment licence

    Application form to transfer an abstraction licence or impoundment licence.

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

    Application form for making minor changes to a water abstraction 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. Sustainable drainage systems: non-statutory technical standards
  2. Choose a water supplier for your business
  3. The private sewers transfer regulations
  4. Waste water treatment works: treatment, monitoring and compliance limits
  5. Water management catchment map and catchment coordinator list
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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. Water conservation: measures to reduce personal water use
  2. London abstraction licensing strategy
  3. Derbyshire Derwent abstraction licensing strategy
  4. Thames catchment abstraction licensing strategy
  5. Hampshire Avon abstraction licensing strategy
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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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