The DWI in the first information letter of 2018 have written to water companies regarding the publication of four new statutory instruments relating to the regulation of public and private water supplies in England and Wales that are in force or will be coming into force shortly. The letter below summarises the key aspects of this new legislation and the forward process for the update of the Inspectorate’s guidance documents.
The changes will affect amongst a range of areas
risk-based approach to monitoring provided water companies and water supply licencees
audit and check monitoring
monitoring for plumbing metals
collection and analysis of samples
uncertainty of measurement
sampling requirements for drinking water provided in static tanks and bowsers