Countdown is on for Annual Abstraction Returns
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March 25, 2019

The end of March is fast approaching so here’s a timely reminder that abstractors need to complete their annual returns within 28 days of the 31st March. Most licences require abstractors to accurately measure and report the quantity of water abstracted.

Measuring and recording the amount of water abstracted is important to ensure that abstraction is within the limits allowed in the licence. Most abstractors must provide the Environment Agency with accurate records of how much water is taken in order to enable them to:

  • ensure society’s need for water is balanced with that needed to maintain a healthy aquatic environment;
  • allocate spare resources to other abstractors;
  • charge some abstractors based on how much water they take;
  • check compliance with licence conditions;
  • provide information on water usage.

Failure to submit a return could lead to enforcement action by the Environment Agency so it is important to meet the deadline.

If you need support in submitting your abstraction return, or similarly, need help with changing your licence, Envireau Water are here to help. For over 20 years, we have been successfully supporting clients to get the water that they need. We can assure you that where there is just cause, our good reputation, strong relationships and wealth of experience ensures the strongest possible case is presented with every option explored to ensure a successful outcome. Get in touch on 01332 871 882 or to see how we can support you.