• Press Release – South West Water fined for drinking water offence

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate have issued a press release after sentencing took place in the case taken by the Inspectorate against South West Water. At Plymouth Magistrates Court on the 13 September 2022, South West Water was fined £233,333, plus a £170 victim surcharge and costs of £60,320.73 were awarded. South West Water Ltd pleaded […]

  • Publication of Company Statistics for 2021

    The Company Statistics for 2021 have now been published.

  • Change to the Drinking Water Inspectorate General Enquiries Telephone Number

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) Enquiries Line will be changing to the following number with immediate effect: 0330 041 6501. There will be a short period until 31 October 2022 when the 0300 number will still be operational, and during this time callers will be advised of the new number to call in future.

  • Publication of Information Letter 04/2022

    Information Letter 04/2022 Annual Consumer Contacts has been published.

  • Publication of Annex to IL 03/2022

    Annex to IL 03/2022 has been published.

  • Job Opportunity – Principal Inspector (SEMD)

    The Inspectorate has a vacancy for a Principal Inspector – Security and Emergency Measures Direction (SEMD). The Inspectorate is seeking an engineer, applied scientist or specialist in the design and application of physical, personnel and cyber protective security measures with significant water industry experience, to protect assets and operations against malicious attacks. For more information […]

  • Drinking Water 2021 Private Water Supplies published

    Drinking Water 2021 Private Water Supplies is the 12th report published by the Drinking Water Inspectorate which covers private water supplies in England and Wales.

  • Published Guidance Note: Long term planning for the quality of drinking water supplies

    A guidance note on long term planning for the quality of drinking water supplies has been published.

  • Drinking Water 2021 published

    Drinking Water 2021 is the 32nd report published by the Drinking Water Inspectorate and covers public water supplies in England and Wales.

  • Publication of Information Letter 03/2022

    Information Letter 03/2022 PFAS guidance has been published.

  • News report of poliovirus in London sewage

    Poliovirus from vaccines has been detected in environmental samples in London.  Thames Water have confirmed that no drinking water is abstracted from the affected stretch of river.  Conventional drinking water treatment provides a multi barrier approach including the removal of viruses, and inactivation of pathogens by disinfection.  Treatment is highly effective at inactivating poliovirus, and […]

  • Press Release – Southern Water fined for drinking water offence

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) have issued a Press Release after sentencing took place yesterday in the case taken by DWI against Southern Water, at Hove Crown Court. The charges were brought by the DWI against Southern Water for failure to comply with Regulation 31(2) of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (as amended). […]