Official Statistics

Water abstraction statistics: England, 2000 to 2016

Annual estimates of water abstracted from different sources in England.


Water abstraction statistics: England, 2000 to 2016

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This publication covers the abstraction of water from non tidal, surface water and groundwater in England.

Water is a vital resource that needs to be managed carefully to ensure that people have access to affordable and safe drinking water and sanitation. Furthermore, to ensure that the needs of industry are met, without depleting water resources or damaging ecosystems.

The datasets associated with this publication can be found here ENV15 - Water abstraction tables

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Published 19 December 2012
Last updated 8 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Annual update.
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  7. First published.