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Environment Agency has nearly halved water-use inspections in last five years

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Environment Agency has nearly halved water-use inspections in last five years

TheĀ Environment Agency has slashed its water-use inspections by almost a half over the past five years. Environment Agency officers visited people and businesses with licences to abstract, or take, water from rivers and aquifers 4,539 times in 2018-19, but this dropped to 2,303 inspections in 2022-23, according to data obtained by the Guardian and Watershed Investigations.

This story first appeared in the following: THE GUARDIAN

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