Policy paper

Aire and Calder abstraction licensing strategy

Sets out how water resources are managed in the Aire and Calder area.


Aire and Calder Abstraction Licensing Strategy

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Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies (CAMS) set out how we will manage the water resources of a catchment and contribute to implementing the Water Framework Directive.

You need a licence from us if you want to abstract more than 20 cubic meters (4,400 gallons) of water per day from a river or stream, reservoir, lake or pond, canal, spring or an underground source.

Whether a licence is granted depends on the amount of water available after the needs of the environment and existing abstractors are met and whether the justification for the abstraction is reasonable.

Published 28 February 2013