Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations

The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations are a set of regulations that apply to public water supplies in the United Kingdom. The regulations aim to protect public health by ensuring that public water supplies meet minimum standards of safety and quality.

The regulations were first introduced in 1989 and have been amended several times since then. The key requirements of the regulations include:

  1. Water quality standards – The regulations set out minimum standards for the quality of drinking water, including limits on the concentration of various substances, such as bacteria, pesticides, and lead.
  2. Sampling and testing – The regulations require that public water supplies are sampled and tested regularly to ensure they meet the water quality standards.
  3. Notification – The regulations require that consumers are notified if there is a breach of the water quality standards or if there is a risk to public health.
  4. Treatment – The regulations require that appropriate treatment is carried out on public water supplies if the results of the testing indicate that the water is not safe for consumption.
  5. Record keeping – The regulations require that records are kept of all sampling, testing, and treatment carried out on public water supplies.

The regulations apply to all public water supplies, including those provided by water companies and local authorities. The regulations also apply to private water supplies that are used for commercial purposes, including temporary water supplies installed at festivals, events or construction sites etc.

The regulations are enforced by the Drinking Water Inspectorate, which is responsible for monitoring compliance with the regulations and taking enforcement action if necessary.

Temporary Water Solutions Limited will always recommend a water supply solution which adheres to these regulations, the Water Supply (Water Fittings) and Private Water Supply Regulations, together with the guidance defined within BS8551:2015.

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