Former Water treatment works
Dear Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig),
I am after trying to find a list of all the abandoned/derelict water treatment works properties under your management.
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Your email of: 19 July 16
Date: 22 July 16
Our Reference: EIR/2016/8000085989
Dear Mr Thompson,
Re: Environmental Information Regulations request - Former Water treatment
I refer to your request for information, which is being dealt with under
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (“the Regulations”),
received by us on 19 July 2016, which reads as follows:
“I am after trying to find a list of all the abandoned/derelict water
treatment works properties under your management.”
I will respond to your request within 20 working days of receiving it, in
accordance with the Regulations. If you have any queries in the meantime,
please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please feel free to contact me on
02920 740086. I am available Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
Customer Care Team
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
1. mailto:[email address]
Dear Mr Thompson
Thank you for your request for information under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.
In your request, dated 19^th July 2016, you requested a list of all the
abandoned/derelict water treatment works properties under Dwr Cymru’s
I am pleased to enclose the information that we hold, in an excel
spreadsheet. If you have any problems accessing this spreadsheet or
require any further information, please do not hesitate to let me know.
You can contact me on 01443 452383 or by return of email.
Please note that YOC means year of construction and LMR means last major
refurbishment but please note that no reliance may be placed on these
categories of information; these are often estimated dates based on
information available to us at the time of entry into the database. Dwr
Cymru’s predecessors in title may have been responsible for construction
In accordance with the Regulations, we do not have to provide you with a
copy of information if one of the exceptions in the Regulations applies.
In this case Dwr Cymru considers that the National Grid References and
X&Y co-ordinates for the abandoned works are not disclosable and that
Regulation 12(5)(a) applies; disclosure would adversely affect national
security and/or public safety if one of the abandoned works was to be
Dwr Cymru has considered the following factors in favour of withholding
the information: we have a duty to provide a safe system of drinking water
to our customers and to do so we must protect our assets, water sources
and the treatment works and processes. Albeit this is not an immediate
threat, we are of the opinion that the threat exists.
Dwr Cymru has concluded that on balance the greater public interest lies
in the information being withheld. We will therefore not be providing you
with the locations of the abandoned water treatment works.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within 40 working days of the date of receipt of this response
and should be addressed to General Counsel and Company Secretary, Heol
Pentwyn, Nelson, Treharris, Mid Glamorgan, CF46 6LY.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review, you can
apply to the Information Commissioner, who will consider whether Dwr Cymru
Welsh Water has complied with its obligations under the Regulations and
can require Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to remedy any problems. You can find out
more about how to do this, and about the Regulations in general, on the
Information Commissioner’s website at: www.ico.org.uk . Complaints to
the Information Commissioner can be made via the “report a concern”
section of the Information Commissioner’s website.
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