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Borehole Operational Efficiency

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Drought Planning and Drought Management

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Water Law and Consultation - Legislation, Regulation & Guidance

  • The Water Industry Acts 1991 and 1999 and the Water Act 2003 are the principal water resources legislation affecting water supply and wastewater operators and other operators in England and Wales.  They deal with economic regulation, charging and protection of consumers of water and sewerage companies, and licensed water suppliers via Ofwat and the Consumer Council for Water; define water supply and sewage disposal powers, and duties; drinking water quality obligations of water companies and licensed water suppliers (working with both Defra and DWI); and competition of water retail and common carriage.
  • Further, the Water Resources Act 1991 as principally amended by the Water Act 2003.applies to water abstractors and provides for the regulation by the Environment Agency of:
    • water resource management, abstraction and impounding; and
    • water quality standards and pollution control.
  • Other national and European environmental legislation - notably the implementation of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC
  • Environment Act 1995
  • Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 came into force on 1st January 2010, apply to all private water supplies intended for human consumption. This means they apply to water for domestic purposes (e.g. drinking, cooking, food preparation and washing) and water used for food-production purposes. These supplies include:
    • Water abstracted from a well, borehole or spring, that is supplied from someone other than a Water Undertaker or Licensed water supplier, or;
    • Water supplied by Water Undertaker or Licensed water supplier, which is then further distributed by another person (a “private distribution network”).

  • A recent major legislative development in England and Wales has been the introduction of The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (EPR) in 2010, which replaced The Groundwater Regulations (1999, 2009). This facilitated a second phase of the environmental permitting regime which includes controls to protect groundwater quality by preventing inputs of hazardous substances and limiting pollution from non-hazardous pollutants under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Groundwater Daughter Directive (GWDD).
  • The Environment Agency updated and published the Groundwater protection: Principles and practice (GP3) (Version 1.1) in August 2013. This policy document sets the policy and guidance with respective to groundwater, including a specific section on PFS as associated fuel storage. The update includes policy and guidance with respect to the implementation of The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.



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