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Title: AMP3 benefits assessment low flow alleviation schemes : final report (including business cases)
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
The Environment Agency is responsible for the control of discharges to controlled waters and the licensing of abstractions under the provisions of the Water Resources Act 1991. As part of the Water Companies’ Periodic Review 2000-2010 the Agency is currently preparing a submission identifying: sewage treatment works (STW) where improvements are necessary to ensure environmental quality objectives are met; low flow sites where action is required by Water Companies to alleviate low flow problems. In undertaking its statutory duties the Environment Agency is required to take account of likely costs and benefits. As a result each STW improvement scheme and each low flow alleviation scheme, which is not driven by a statutory need, must have the environmental benefits assessed, so that both the costs and the benefits can be taken into account. For the low flow alleviation schemes the Agency has to prepare individual business cases for the non-statutory schemes according to the guidelines in the Agency document “Periodic Review (AMP3) Sustainability Issues - Guidance on Preparation of Business Cases - November 1997”. As a first step, an assessment of the benefits likely to accrue from the priority low flow schemes is required to be carried out following the guidelines in the Agency document "Low Flow Alleviation: Benefit Assessment Guidelines - Version 3 - November 1997".
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Water abstractionFlow rateSewage treatmentRiversResource managementCatchment Abstraction Management Strategies
Geographic Keywords: Trent (England)Lower Trent and Erewash catchmentErewash (river)
Extent: 12; + appendices
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