Abstraction of Water

Abstraction of Water in United Kingdom

Definition of Abstraction of Water

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Abstraction of Water : The taking of water from a river or other source of supply. It normally requires a water authority licence but there are exceptions; for example when less than 1000 gallons are taken, when the water is for domestic or agricultural use (excluding spray irrigation), or when it is removed in the course of fire-fighting or land drainage. It has been held not to include gravitational loss from a canal replacing water drawn from a connecting outfall channel.







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