Land Remediation Relief: Definitions: Controlled Waters
In broad terms controlled waters means territorial waters within the 3 nautical mile limit, coastal waters extending inland, inland waters and ground water. Specifically:
- In England and Wales it has the same meaning as in Part III Water Resources Act 1991.
- In Scotland it has the same meaning as in Section 30A, Control of Pollution Act 1974.
- In Northern Ireland, it means water in waterways and underground strata as defined in Article 2 (2), Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.