Water Abstraction Licences

Where to find the Water Abstraction Licences data

What is Water Abstraction Licences?

To request water abstraction licence data please contact Data.Info@environment-agency.gov.uk

Key to understanding the Water Abstraction Licences Map

Water Abstraction Licences within a Catchment

River Catchment -  shows all the water abstraction licences that fall within each river catchment. Click within a catchment for details of the licences within that catchment.

 

Water Abstraction from Groundwater Sources

Small size of abstraction Small size of abstraction - the licence allows a maximum of 100 cubic meters to be abstracted daily, within the permitted period, from a groundwater source.

Medium size of abstraction Medium size of abstraction - the licence allows a maximum of 2,499 cubic meters to be abstracted daily, within the permitted period, from a groundwater source.

Large size of abstraction  Large size of abstraction - the licence allows abstraction over 2,500 cubic meters daily, within the permitted period, from a groundwater source.

 

Water Abstraction from Surface Water Sources

Small size of abstraction Small size of abstraction - the licence allows a maximum of 100 cubic meters to be abstracted daily, within the permitted period, from a surface water source.

Medium size of abstraction Medium size of abstraction - the licence allows a maximum of 2,499 cubic meters to be abstracted daily, within the permitted period, from a surface water source.

Large size of abstraction  Large size of abstraction - the licence allows abstraction over 2,500 cubic meters daily, within the permitted period, from a tidal water source.

 

Water Abstraction from Tidal Water Sources

Small size of abstraction Small size of abstraction - the licence allows a maximum of 100 cubic meters to be abstracted daily, within the permitted period, from a tidal water source.

Medium size of abstraction Medium size of abstraction - the licence allows a maximum of 2,499 cubic meters to be abstracted daily, within the permitted period, from a tidal water source.

Large size of abstraction  Large size of abstraction - the licence allows abstraction over 2,500 cubic meters daily, within the permitted period, from a tidal water source.