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Water Abstraction Licences

If you take more than 20 cubic meters (4,400gallons) per day from a surface or groundwater source (eg. river, well or borehole) , you are likely to need a licence from Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

  • you will lose your right to abstract water from 1 January 2020
  • if you do not submit a valid application by 31 December 2019 and continue abstraction post this date then you will be committing a criminal offence for which NRW may take enforcement action against you (including prosecution).

The application fee will be either £135 or £1,500 depending on which type of licence is appropriate for your abstraction activity. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that applications are submitted in September 2019 to allow NRW time to address any issues with your application.

Follow this link to the NRW website for more information, and please contact Kebeck (Keith Owen / Becky Jones) for any further advice/assistance on this matter.
tel: 07522 780346