Official Statistics

Water abstraction from non-tidal surface water and groundwater

Annual estimates of water abstracted from different sources in England and Wales.



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

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.

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