Publication of research on Long-term Strategies to Reduce Lead Exposure from Drinking Water
As a part of our ongoing research programme the Inspectorate commissioned a review of the currently available evidence on lead in drinking water and the possible long term strategies to reduce exposure. A range of scenarios has been costed, using the latest knowledge of the health effects of lead. These have been modelled and their […]
Measures and tools for disinfection by products minimisation strategies
In the UK, legislation requires that DBP concentrations must be kept as low as possible without compromising the effectiveness of the disinfection. In addition, a prescribed concentration of 100 µg L-1 has been set for the sum of the concentrations of the four trihalomethanes (THMs) measured at the consumers tap. Although haloacetic acids (HAAs) are […]
Publication of the executive summary of “Cryptosporidium: Enhancing the water industry’s capability to respond”
To increase the typeability of Cryptosporidium slide genotyping and improve the industry’s response to Cryptosporidium detections and the management of events.
Sink to River – River to Tap. A review of potential risks from nanoparticles and microplastics
The primary objective of this study was to inform the UK and Irish water companies on the levels of microplastic particles present in raw and treated water, wastewater & treated effluent, and the sludges produced by their treatment works. The secondary objective was to develop a robust sampling and detection methodology to allow the quantification […]