Information Notes

The Inspectorate has produced a number of Information Notes which provide further guidance around the individual Regulations.

Guidance notes have been updated for the Private Water Supply (England) Regulations (as amended) for regulations 2 to 21 inclusive. * Guidance notes for regulation 11 will be updated shortly

PWS (England)

* Guidance notes for regulation 11 will be updated shortly

PWS (Wales)

General guidance documents:

Regulation 8 supplies

Training examples and case studies to assist local authorities in the identification of Regulation 8 supplies.

Training examples

Materials in contact with drinking water

Information note on Regulation 5 (PDF 270KB) (or Regulation 5 (PDF 92KB) in Wales) on the use of products and substances which come into contact with water in private water supplies. Further details can be found on our Regulation 5 webpage for PWS Installations.

Templates and worked examples

The information required to be submitted by local authorities is set out in the following three Annexes:

  • Annex 1: An Excel file containing local authority data

  • Annex 2: Worked example

Annex 2: Worked example

  • Annex 3 Worksheet Specification

Notices and worked examples

Risk assessments

Visit our Risk Assessment webpage for the risk assessment tools and explanatory notes.

Sampling manual

To aid local authorities in conducting this duty the Inspectorate has produced a sampling manual which outlines all the required information to ensure regulatory monitoring requirements are met by way of standard best practice.

Sampling Manual

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