Regulatory decisions for water abstraction

Water abstraction returns

We will delay requesting water abstraction returns for the periods 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, and 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 until further notice.

If you have a licence from NRW to abstract water, we will contact you directly when we are able to accept returns details again, to ask for you to submit your details for the following periods:

  • 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
  • 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
  • 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

You should keep recording your returns data as detailed in your licence, if it is safe to do so, following the latest guidance from the government.’

Reporting your water abstraction returns online - from later 2021

We are developing a new website that you will be able to use to record and submit your water abstraction returns data. 

The new site will be available for use later this year.

More details will be shared with licence holders, including details about how to use it, before it goes live. 



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