Source Protection Zones

These zones show the risk of contamination from any activities that might cause pollution in the area.

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It is essential to protect Groundwater sources as they not only provides sources of drinking water, but also maintain the flow in rivers.

The Environment Agency Source Protection Zones datasets identifies 2000 groundwater sources such as wells, boreholes and springs used for public water supply. These zones detail the risk of contamination from any activities that may cause pollution in the area; the closer the activity, the greater the risk.

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Dataset EA Source Protection Zones
Supplier Environment Agency
Update Cycle Quarterly
Coverage England & Wales
Typical Delivery Time 1-3 minutes

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