Closed consultation

Water abstraction reform: regulating water company discharges

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeking views on how we can regulate water company discharges.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposed principles to regulate water company discharges. We want to provide reliable water for downstream abstraction without affecting water quality objectives or constraining flexibility in water management.

This follows the UK and Welsh governments December 2013 consultation on abstraction reform proposals. In it we asked for your views on how best to regulate water company discharges.

We have produced a supporting document to provide further information on discharges.

Update: The closing date was amended to 10 October 2014 to give respondents more chance to comment on the discussions.