A private water supply is one which is not from a mains supply. Further information on private water supplies can be found on the Drinking Water Inspectorate website accessed by clicking here

Sampling of private water supplies is carried out by Environmental Health

  • The Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 lays down the sampling requirements of private water supplies
  • Sampling is done to check compliance with a wide range of microbes and chemicals which indicate the wholesomeness of the water and whether it is safe to drink
  • The sampling incurs a charge which includes the cost of laboratory analysis.
  • If you require your supply to be sampled please contact environmental health online for further information and the current fees