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Details of the application
Affinity Water Limited has applied to the Environment Agency to vary a licence.
The Environment Agency is giving notice of this application in accordance with Section 37 of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Regulation 6 of the Water Resources (Abstraction and Impounding) Regulations 2006.
The application is to vary existing licence, serial number 28/39/28/0270, which authorises the abstraction of groundwater from a source near Watford, at National Grid Reference (NGR) TQ 09 99.
The variation would increase the rate at which Affinity Water may abstract from the site by 8.5 megalitres per day until 31 March 2025. An equivalent reduction of 8.5 megalitres per day will be made at another site, ensuring daily abstraction from the group does not increase overall.
The annual volume of water that may be taken will increase by 326.6 megalitres, however, Affinity Water proposes to permanently revoke a third licence (serial number 28/39/28/0579/R01) which permits abstraction from the same groundwater source at NGR TL 08 01 to support this increase, resulting in a net reduction in licensed abstraction from the catchment overall.
How to view the application
You can view the application and supporting documents at the following locations, free of charge, during normal office hours:
Welwyn Garden City
(telephone 01707 323724 for an appointment)
Affinity Water Limited
(telephone 01707 268111 for an appointment )
You can view a summary of the application, during normal office hours, on the Public Register at:
Welwyn Garden City
How to comment on the application
Send any representation about this application in writing, quoting the name of the applicant and reference number NPS/WR/031635 to the Environment Agency at:
Permitting and Support Centre
Water Resources Team
99 Parkway Avenue
Or by email to: PSC-WaterResources@environment-agency.gov.uk
By 11 October 2019.
For advice about how to make a representation call 03708 506 506.