Abstracting water – new licences may be needed
| Water Abstraction licences·
If you abstract or impound water or plan to do so, you may need to apply for an abstraction or impoundment licence.
· If you used to abstract water under an exemption, you must apply for a new licence (also known as a new authorisation). You must apply before 31 December 2019. Please apply as soon as you can so that the Environment Agency has enough time to accept and validate it before 31 December 2019
· Information, guidance & forms – click HERE
Environment Agency hotline for previously exempt abstractors
The Environment Agency has established a free hotline and bookable appointments service to help previously exempt abstractors complete their New Authorisation application forms by 1 October in order to meet the deadline of 31/12/2019.
The dedicated team will be supporting New Authorisations applicants by: