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Flood & Water Management Act 2010

Flood & Water Management Act 2010
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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.

Click here to read the Flood & Water Management Act 2010, or explore Defra's website to find out more about what the Act entails.