Legislations relevant to PWS

The full list of current Regulations is listed below. These documents are in PDF format. The Adobe® Acrobat Reader® can be freely downloaded here.

Legislation

The Regulations governing private water supplies in England and Wales

The Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016
The Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2017

The Regulations governing public water supplies in England and Wales

The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016)
The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010 (Wales) as amended (PDF 251KB)

Regulations governing the design, installation, operation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and water-using appliances

The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (PDF 69KB)

Outlines the powers and the responsibilities of local authorities in regulating private water supplies (Section 77, and 80-82)

The Water Industry Act 1991

Council Directive (98/83/EC) on the quality of water for human consumption

Drinking Water Directive

Page reviewed: 21 November 2017
Page modified: 21 November 2017

Drinking Water Inspectorate