Kennet abstraction extension granted

Thames Water has received a two-year extension to abstract water from boreholes near the river Kennet, Wiltshire, in spite of the Environment Agency trying to reduce the abstraction since the 1990s

Thames Water has received a two-year extension to abstract water from boreholes near the river Kennet, Wiltshire, in spite of the Environment Agency trying to reduce the abstraction since the 1990s.

Thames is allowed to take more than four million cubic metres of water a year from the boreholes at Axford until March 2013.

The Kennet is a high-quality chalk stream in an area of outstanding natural beauty, a site of special scientific interest and a valued trout river.

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