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Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 618 of 2016).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
England
Document type
Regulation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition, Water
Keyword
Potable water Toxicity/poisoning Food quality control/food safety Water supply Water quality standards Inspection Monitoring Radiation Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations apply in England in relation to private supplies of water intended for human consumption and specifically concern monitoring requirements for radioactive substances in water. They transpose requirements of Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption and Council Directive 2013/51/Euratom laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption. They apply private supplies of water intended for human consumption, which mean supplies of water other than a supply provided directly by a water undertaker or licensed water supplier. The Regulations, among other things: define “wholesomeness” in relation to private water supplies; impose a duty on the local authority to carry out a risk assessment of the private water supply; set out the specific monitoring requirements for radioactive substances; set out sampling and analysis requirements; set out the procedures that apply if a private water supply is unwholesome or is a potential danger to human health.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Water Industry Act 1991 (Chapter 56).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Institution, Waterworks, Potable water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water charges, Industrial water use, Irrigation, Access-to-information, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water supply, Water quality standards, Monitoring, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 2013/51/Euratom laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Radiation, Standards, Consumer protection, Public health, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 3101 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Floods and Water (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 558 of 2019).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2019

Keyword: Flood, Water supply, Sustainable development, Freshwater pollution, Water rights, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 506 of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Potable water, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX