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Environmental Information Regulations

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water recognises the impact its operations have on the environment and that many of the decisions we make today will continue to impact our customers and the environment for years to come.

Since 20 February 2015 the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) apply to water and sewerage companies, including Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, allowing you to request information about our decision and activities that relate to or affect the environment.

Please note, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requirements do not apply to Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.

What is "environmental information"?

The Environmental Information Regulations state that environmental information is any information in written, visual, aural, electronic or any other material form on:

a) The state of the elements of the environment, such as air and atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites including wetland, coastal and marine area, biological diversity and its components, including genetically modified organisms, and the interaction among these elements;

b) Factors, such as substances, energy, noise, radiation or waste, including radioactive waste, emissions, discharges and other releases into the environment, affecting or likely to affect the elements of the environment referred to in (a);

c) Measures (including administrative measures), such as policies, legislation, plans, programmes, environmental agreements, and activities affecting or likely to affect the elements and factors referred to in (a) and (b) as well as measures or activities designed to protect those elements;

d) Reports on the implementation of environmental legislation;

e) Cost-benefit and other economic analyses and assumptions used within the framework of the measures and activities referred to in (c)

f) The state of human health and safety, including the contamination of the food chain, where relevant, conditions of human life, cultural sites and built structures inasmuch as they are or may be affected by the state of the elements of the environment referred to in (a) or, through those elements, by any of the matters referred to in (b) and (c)