List of Reservoirs (with site information - energy usage/emissions)

Viren made this Environmental Information Regulations request to Yorkshire Water Services Limited
You only have a right in law to access information about the environment from this authority


This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Yorkshire Water Services Limited.

Dear Yorkshire Water Services Limited,

Please could I make a request for a list of all the water reservoirs that are under your ownership, with information on their primary purpose.

I would also request for additional information on each reservoir sites energy usage/emissions (e.g. if there was a water treatment works on pumping facility on site). This information can be provided in the form of estimated kWh/y and kg.CO2 respectively.

Yours faithfully,
Viren C. Patel

EIR Compliance, Yorkshire Water Services Limited

Reference Number: EIR 227

 

Dear Viren C. Patel

 

The Yorkshire Water Services Ltd Data Protection Team acknowledges your
request on 27 February 2020 for information.

 

We will respond to your request for information in compliance with the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

The Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to a request from the
date of its receipt.  However, occasionally it is necessary to extend the
20-working-day time limit for issuing a response if the complexity and
volume of the information makes it impractical for us to respond within
the original deadline.  If this is the case we will notify you of this
delay.

 

You will be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying copies
of the information. We will also provide you with an explanation if we are
unable to disclose and respond to your request.  If the requested
information contains references to any third parties, we may need to
consult with them before deciding whether to release the information.

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please feel free to
contact us quoting reference EIR 227.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Dovener

Data Protection Team

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

Yorkshire Water customers can get in touch for free via live chat or by
requesting a free call back at [2]https://www.yorkshirewater.com

Save money on your utility bills and help conserve water by requesting a
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Yorkshire Water Services Limited
Registered Office Western House, Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2SZ
Registered in England and Wales No 2366682

References

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1. mailto:[Yorkshire Water request email]
2. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/
3. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

EIR Compliance, Yorkshire Water Services Limited

Reference Number: EIR 227

 

Dear Viren C. Patel,

 

I refer to your request for environmental information submitted to
Yorkshire Water dated 27 February 2020.   

 

We have reviewed your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004. 

 

In accordance with section 12(5) paragraph (1)(a) of the EIR, a public
authority may refuse to disclose information to the extent that its
disclosure would adversely affect international relations, defence,
national security or public safety. Having considered your request in line
with the above, it is my belief that providing a list of all water
reservoirs owned by Yorkshire Water and providing information on their
primary purpose could potentially pose a risk to national security.

 

In accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if you
are not satisfied with the reply to your request you can ask for an
internal review.  A request for an internal review must be submitted
within 40 working days by contacting the Data Protection Team.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you have
the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted
at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113

Web: [1]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

Thank you for contacting Yorkshire Water.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Dovener,

Data Protection Team

 

Email: [2][email address]

 

Yorkshire Water customers can get in touch for free via live chat or by
requesting a free call back at [3]https://www.yorkshirewater.com

Save money on your utility bills and help conserve water by requesting a
free water saving pack [4]https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

The information in this e-mail, and any files transmitted with it, is
confidential and may also be legally privileged. The contents are intended
solely for the addressee only and are subject to the legal notice
available at http://www.keldagroup.com/email.htm. This email does not
constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver or other
agreement, or create any obligation whatsoever, unless such intention is
clearly stated in the body of the email. If you are not the intended
recipient, please return the message by replying to it and then delete the
message from your computer. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or
action taken in reliance on its contents is prohibited and may be
unlawful.

Yorkshire Water Services Limited
Registered Office Western House, Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2SZ
Registered in England and Wales No 2366682

References

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1. http://www.ico.org.uk/
2. mailto:[Yorkshire Water request email]
3. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/
4. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

Dear EIR Compliance,

Many thanks for your reply.

I am disappointed to hear that you feel such a request falls in the remit of being a risk to national security. List of reservoirs are already readily available on the UK Government website, so I disagree with the stand point you have made.

However, I do want to work with you and so if I was to amend my request to just the "list of reservoirs and their associated energy usages/emissions"; would this be more appropriate?

Other water bodies have been forthcoming with providing information to my original request, but I appreciate the caution being made.

Yours sincerely,

Viren

Rebecca Dovener, Yorkshire Water Services Limited

Reference Number: EIR 227

 

Dear Viren C. Patel,

 

The Yorkshire Water Services Ltd Data Protection Team acknowledges your
request on 02 March 2020 for an internal review of your case.

 

We will action and respond to your request within 40 working days in
compliance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please feel free to
contact us quoting reference EIR 227.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Dovener

Data Protection Team

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

Yorkshire Water customers can get in touch for free via live chat or by
requesting a free call back at [2]https://www.yorkshirewater.com

Save money on your utility bills and help conserve water by requesting a
free water saving pack [3]https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

The information in this e-mail, and any files transmitted with it, is
confidential and may also be legally privileged. The contents are intended
solely for the addressee only and are subject to the legal notice
available at http://www.keldagroup.com/email.htm. This email does not
constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver or other
agreement, or create any obligation whatsoever, unless such intention is
clearly stated in the body of the email. If you are not the intended
recipient, please return the message by replying to it and then delete the
message from your computer. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or
action taken in reliance on its contents is prohibited and may be
unlawful.

Yorkshire Water Services Limited
Registered Office Western House, Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2SZ
Registered in England and Wales No 2366682

References

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1. mailto:[Yorkshire Water request email]
2. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/
3. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

EIR Compliance, Yorkshire Water Services Limited

Reference Number: EIR 227

 

Dear Viren C. Patel

 

I refer to your request for an internal review on 2 March 2020.

 

We are considering your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004. As an organisation, like many others, we are currently
facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic. Whilst every effort is being made to respond to your request
within the statutory 40 working day deadline, it is possible that delays
may occur.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you can
appreciate that resources are being diverted to deal with operational
requirements as a first priority.

 

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Dovener

Data Protection Team

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

Yorkshire Water customers can get in touch for free via live chat or by
requesting a free call back at [2]https://www.yorkshirewater.com

Save money on your utility bills and help conserve water by requesting a
free water saving pack [3]https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

The information in this e-mail, and any files transmitted with it, is
confidential and may also be legally privileged. The contents are intended
solely for the addressee only and are subject to the legal notice
available at http://www.keldagroup.com/email.htm. This email does not
constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver or other
agreement, or create any obligation whatsoever, unless such intention is
clearly stated in the body of the email. If you are not the intended
recipient, please return the message by replying to it and then delete the
message from your computer. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or
action taken in reliance on its contents is prohibited and may be
unlawful.

Yorkshire Water Services Limited
Registered Office Western House, Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2SZ
Registered in England and Wales No 2366682

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[Yorkshire Water request email]
2. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/
3. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

EIR Compliance, Yorkshire Water Services Limited

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Reference Number: EIR 227

Dear Viren C. Patel,

I refer to your amended request for a “list of reservoirs and their
associated energy usages/emissions", submitted to Yorkshire Water dated 2
March 2020.

After internal review I can confirm that the decision has been taken not
to supply the information requested and uphold our original decision that
in accordance with section 12(5) paragraph (1)(a) of the EIR, a public
authority may refuse to disclose information to the extent that its
disclosure would adversely affect international relations, defence,
national security or public safety.

 

Having considered your request in line with the above, it is my belief
that providing a list of reservoirs alongside their associated energy
usage/emissions could identify our national critical infrastructure sites
and pose a risk to national security as this information is not readily
available in the public domain.

 

Additionally, raw water assets comprising mainly of reservoirs are some of
the smallest consumers of energy within our portfolio, with many lacking
the means to monitor energy usage and emissions at reservoir level.

What I can provide you, is our electricity usage data split across our
operations, which forms part of Yorkshire Water’s Annual Performance
Report for 2018/19. The 2019/20 data is still in the process of being
collated:

 

 

I hope this information is useful to you and thank you for contacting
Yorkshire Water.

 

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Dovener

 

 

 

Yorkshire Water customers can get in touch for free via live chat or by
requesting a free call back at [1]https://www.yorkshirewater.com

Save money on your utility bills and help conserve water by requesting a
free water saving pack [2]https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater

The information in this e-mail, and any files transmitted with it, is
confidential and may also be legally privileged. The contents are intended
solely for the addressee only and are subject to the legal notice
available at http://www.keldagroup.com/email.htm. This email does not
constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver or other
agreement, or create any obligation whatsoever, unless such intention is
clearly stated in the body of the email. If you are not the intended
recipient, please return the message by replying to it and then delete the
message from your computer. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or
action taken in reliance on its contents is prohibited and may be
unlawful.

Yorkshire Water Services Limited
Registered Office Western House, Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2SZ
Registered in England and Wales No 2366682

References

Visible links
1. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/
2. https://www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater