Groundwater protection technical guidance

Guidance for groundwater specialists explaining direct inputs, discernibility and permanently unsuitable.



Use this guide to understand:

  • inputs of substances and pollutants to groundwater
  • discernibility of hazardous substances
  • when geological formations can be determined permanently unsuitable for other purposes

This guidance is for planners, applicants for environmental permits and abstraction licences, and landowners concerned with the quality and quantity of groundwater.

Published 14 March 2017