Amount of water drained

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Jonathan Mantle

Dear Black Drain Drainage Board,

Please could you tell me the following:

1) How much water your organisation estimates it processes in a year
2) Has your organisation completed any studies into how much additional water is going to process over the next next year, if so how many

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Mantle

Paul Jones, Black Drain Drainage Board

Thank you for your email.

We will respond within 20 working days of receipt of the FOI and no later than 7th April 2016.

Kind regards,
For and on behalf of the Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards,

Paul Jones BSc (Hons) MSc (Eng)
Engineer to the Board
Lead Water Level Management Engineer

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Paul Jones, Black Drain Drainage Board

Dear Mr Mantle,

The Black Drain Drainage Board operate surface water pumping stations in the Drainage District but does not process water with the meaning of water purification.

In 2015 they pumped 2 million cubic metres (440 million gallons) of surface water from the area into Main Rivers. 2.66 million cubic metres (585 million gallons) has been pumped so far in 2016.

The unpredictability of weather patterns creates uncertainty in the estimation of surface water pumping each year and no studies into how much additional water may be experienced have been completed.

We trust this completes your FOI request and hope you find this information of use.

Kind regards,
For and on behalf of the Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards,

Paul Jones BSc (Hons) MSc (Eng)
Engineer to the Board
Lead Water Level Management Engineer

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