Updates to PWS Guidance documents

The following updates have been made to the documents specified in the table below.  These updates have been made to provide additional clarity in light of recent reviews and feedback.

Document Date of update Relevant to Details of change
Protecting your supply(version 2) November 2018 England and Wales Updated to reflect 2016 regulations
House-buyer's guidance note October 2018 England and Wales Update to include provision of additional and more comprehensive guidance
Information Note 7 (version 2.1) October 2018 England Correction to example parameter, and missing footnote inserted.
Information Notes Reg 2 - 10, 12-21 (Note 11 update to follow shortly) September 2018 England Information notes updated due to amendment of Private Water Supply Regulations 2016
Private Water Supplies Sampling Procedures Manual (version 1.3) July 2018 England and Wales To include the new regulatory requirement to collect, specifically, a 1L sample for copper lead and nickel as a random daytime before flush sample.
Information Note Regulation 9 Large and Commercial Supplies (version 3) July 2018 Wales Change on page 4 from

"single rented dwelling" to "A supply to a single dwelling, which is rented to tenants."

Information Notes 2-23 all translated into Welsh April 2018 Wales Addition of Welsh translations of all the information notes.
Information Note Regulation 9 Large and Commercial Supplies (version 2) March 2018 Wales Inclusion of mention of exemption where regulation 3(b) applies in relation to regulation 9 supplies
All Information Notes 2 - 23 January 2018 Wales All information notes updated due to publication of new Welsh Private Water Supply Regulations 2017
New Guidance : Managing insufficiency in private water supplies (PDF 107KB) November 2017 England and Wales To replace previous guidance on alternative supplies during emergency and non emergency situations.
Reg 20 Notice template (previously Reg 18) November 2017 Wales Updated due to publication of new Welsh private water supplies regulations 2017
Reg 20 Notice example (previously Reg 18) November 2017 Wales Updated due to publication of new Welsh private water supplies regulations 2017
Information Note Regulation 9 Large and Commercial Supplies (version 3) July 2017 England Inclusion of guidance on private supplies service staff canteens in business and commercial organisations.
Information Note Regulation 7 Monitoring (version 2) July 2017 England Removal of references to building regulations
Information Note Regulation 3 Scope (version 3) June 2017 England Small layout change to page 1
Information Note Regulation 11 Radioactivity
(version 2.1)
May 2017 England Updated to include executive summary
Nitrate and PWS (version 2) May 2017 England Updated to replace reference to the 2009 regulations with those of 2016, as well as some general clarification.
Information Note 13 (version 2) May 2017 England Updated to provide further guidance in respect of how Regulation 13 applies to single domestic dwellings
Information Note 3 (version 2) May 2017 England Removes references to building regulations and clarifies the position regarding the requirement to risk assess all supplies for domestic purposes, even those exclusively used for sanitary purposes (e.g. toilet flushing)
Information Note Regulation 9 (version 2a) March 2017 England Inclusion of guidance on water to vending machines in a business office.
Reg 18 template February 2017 England and Wales Complete overhaul and revision of the template as guided by legal team. Various error corrections, notably inclusion of restriction option to boil water.
Information Note Regulation 8 January 2017 England and Wales Replaced reference to 2009 regs in England.
Information Note on regulation 2&3 (Version 3) January 2017 Wales Updated to reflect Welsh Regulation reference numbers

Updates to Risk Assessment tools are to found on the Risk Assessment page

Page reviewed: 26 November 2018
Page modified: 26 November 2018

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