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Information note on Regulation 15

For a printable copy of this guidance see: Regulation-15-1.pdf (

Regulation 15 (Provision of information)

This regulation falls within part 4 of the Regulations (action in the event of failure).

If a local authority considers that a private water supply in its area is a potential danger to human health, it must promptly take appropriate steps to ensure that people likely to consume water from it;

a) are informed that the supply constitutes a potential danger to human health. If this is the case the local authority must serve a regulation 18 notice;

b) where possible, are informed of the nature of the potential danger; and

c) are given advice to allow them to minimise any potential danger.

PWS Regulations 2016 (as amended) v.1, September 2018