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The restructure of wells for more efficient abstraction of groundwater.
4 million litres of water each day
In West Sussex, we operate a series of ‘wells’ through which we can abstract up to 27 million litres of water a day from the chalk aquifer for drinking water. The wells, near Pulborough, are not operating as efficiently as they could, so we propose to drill new wells and refurbish existing ones to maximise the benefits of the water stored underground.
We will not abstract more water overall and will still operate within our licence. However, we will be able to become more flexible about when and how often we abstract water.