Chemical manufacturing water efficiency

Chemical manufacturing water use responsibilities


Your business may use water in chemicals manufacturing, for example for cooling purposes. Using water wisely can help reduce your environmental impact and save you money.

Check if you need an abstraction or impounding licence

If you take (abstract) water from surface waters or groundwater you may need to get an abstraction licence from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

If you store (impound) water, for example to create a reservoir, you may need an impoundment licence from the NIEA.

See water use authorisations for chemical manufacturers.

Good practice for saving water in chemical manufacturing

You could save up to 30 per cent of your business' water costs, and help to preserve water resources and protect the water environment, by taking simple low cost steps to cut your water use.