Impact of shale gas on water and wastewater

Shale gas fracking
1 December 2016
Running Water

Water UK and its members do not support or oppose the exploitation of shale gas. As with any activity of this nature there are inherent risks. Evidence suggests that these risks can be mitigated given proper enforcement of regulations, primarily by environmental and health and safety regulators.

Water UK briefing paper
1 December 2016

Water UK position paper
1 December 2016

Water UK response to the DCLG planning consultation
19 December 2014​

Why water companies must statutory consultees in the planning process
Water UK briefing, 19 December 2014

Impacts of the exploration for and extraction of shale gas on water and wastewater service providers
Water UK briefing, 3 June 2014

Water UK and UKOOG memorandum of understanding on shale gas​
26th November 2013

Water UK and UKOOG to work together to minimise the impact of shale gas development on water resources in the UK
Water UK press release, 27 November 2013