Private Water Supplies
Private Water Supplies
The owner of a private water supply is responsible for its treatment and ensuring the water meets the requirements of the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.
Poorly managed private water supplies may be supplying contaminated water that could cause illness. The Private Water Supplies Regulations have been designed to safeguard the health of consumers but often private water supply owners need help complying with them.
Local Authority Environmental Health Departments have a responsibility to inspect and sample private water supplies to ensure that they provide wholesome drinking water and that the Private Water Supplies Regulations are being fulfilled. If required, they are able to serve notices to ensure remedial action is taken to protect human health or make the water wholesome.
Landmark Environmental are able to offer assistance to owners of private water supplies or to Local Authorities who may not have the expertise or resources to conduct the risk assessments. We offer bespoke training, consultancy and project management in the following areas:
- Private Water Supply Risk Assessments
- Private Water Supply Regulations Consultancy
- Private Water Supply – Support and Training
- Water Strategy Consultancy
- Water Safety Planning – Support and Training
For a free initial telephone consultation to see how the law may apply to you, call 01995 642109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the law governing the use of private water supplies please see:
England: The Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009
Scotland: The Private Water Supplies Regulations (Scotland) 2006
Wales: The Private Water Supplies Regulations (Wales) 2010
Private Distribution Networks – Do You Meet The Legal Requirements?
Even if your water comes from a utility company, the Private Water Supply Regulations may still be applicable to you if you onwardly distribute mains water to other land owners. This is classed as a Private Distribution Network (PDN) under the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.
The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure the continued quality of safe drinking water from the boundary of the site to the end consumer. By 2015 Private Distribution Networks have to be identified and risk assessed. Owners of the site need to demonstrate that they are addressing their private distribution responsibilities.
The Local Authority Environmental Health Departments will investigate any water sample failures. It is their duty to enforce the regulations and a breach may result in prosecution through the Magistrates’ Court.
Landmark Environmental are able to offer Support, Training and Project Management to clients regarding Private Distribution Networks.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
For a free initial telephone consultation to check if the law applies to you, call 01995 642109 or email email@example.com.