Flood & Water Management Act 2010
The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 received Royal Assent on the 08 April 2010. The main benefits of the act are as follows:
- Better protection for homes, communities and businesses from the risk of extreme weather as a result of climate change, such as heavier rain and increased risk of drought;
- Water supplies to the consumer would be better protected;
- Community groups would be safeguarded from unaffordable rises in their bills for surface water drainage;
- Improved safety of communities living near reservoirs.