Posts Tagged ‘abstraction’

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

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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.

Rivers at risk if summer drought strikes

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England faces an ‘ecological disaster’ if a severe drought strikes, with water companies turning to rivers to avoid drinking water shortages. Analysis of water companies’ plans reveals huge shortfall in the case of severe drought if no action is taken.

Watershed - Investigative Journalism