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 apportion an abstraction licence

    Application form to apportion an abstraction licence.

  4. Drilling for minerals: notice of intent form and guidance

    Form WR11 for operators or organisations who intend to drill for minerals to comply with the Water Resources Act 1991 (Section 199(1))

  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. Abstraction Licences Charging Scheme
  3. Sustainable drainage systems: non-statutory technical standards
  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. 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 supply and sewerage licensing: updating security and emergency measures directions
  2. Water supply and sewerage licencing regime: standard licence conditions
  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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