Private water supplies

Risk assessments for private water supplies

We look at the whole supply from the source to the taps. The visit is likely to take 1 to 4 hours, depending on the complexity of the supply. The process is designed to include all types and sizes of supply.

It highlights possible contamination routes and increases awareness of the potential risks and the importance of ongoing maintenance by users.

It is legal requirement that all commercial properties on a private supply (ie. hotel, bed and breakfast, Airbnb, rented property) are risk assessed by the Council.

There is a chargeable service. The benefits include an impartial investigation of the whole supply and advice regarding suitable treatment.

Any improvements to the supply found to be required, may attract grant assistance.

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