Licensed water abstraction in England and Wales 2000-2017

This statistic shows estimated rates of licensed water abstraction in England and Wales from 2000 to 2017. After a general period of reducing abstraction rates from 2000 to 2007, the rate of water abstraction began gradually increasing. In 2017, approximately 54 billion cubic meters of water was extracted in licensed abstractions.

Estimated licensed water abstraction in England and Wales from 2000 to 2017

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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2000 to 2017

Age group

Supplementary notes

According to the source, measurements were conducted through abstractions from non-tidal surface waters and ground waters.**Indicates a break in the series where information concerning abstractions in the country of England and the Dee/Wye regional charge areas (formerly the Wales regional charge area) has been amalgamated into the 'North West' and 'Midlands' regional charge areas respectively.

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