Water quality and abstraction statistics

This series brings together all documents relating to water quality and abstraction statistics.

This series contains information on the quality of inland and coastal waters and of the abtraction of water from surface, groundwater, tidal and non-tidal sources.

The provision and management of water reources is critical to our health, social and economic wellbeing. However, pollution and flooding can cause significant economic, social and environmental damage. In addition, pressures are being exerted on water quality and our water resources such as climate change, high population densities, and land use patterns.

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  1. Bathing water quality statistics
  2. Water abstraction statistics: England, 2000 to 2017
  3. Seasonal outflow and rainfall estimates for the UK
  4. River water quality indicator

Statistical datasets

  1. ENV17 - Bathing water quality: additional datasets
  2. ENV-16 Harmonised Monitoring Scheme datasets
  3. ENV15 - Water abstraction tables for England
Published 1 August 2013
Last updated 22 October 2013 + show all updates
  1. separations between publications and datasets
  2. First published.