Last edited 23 Jan 2021

Controlled waters

The term ‘controlled waters’ refers to:

Rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes, canals, ditches, ponds and groundwater as far out as the UK territorial limit. The statutory definition is provided in Section 104 (1) of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Section 30A (d) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.’

Ref The HS2 London-West Midlands Environmental Statement, published by the Department for Transport in November 2013.

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