Publication of research report “Dual Pipe Water Recycling Systems and  Risks to Water Quality “

DWI commissioned research on dual pipe recycling systems to understand the associated risks and to assess the suitability of English and Welsh regulations to manage the risks from evolving systems. The research project found that many large scale dual pipe systems in the UK have either been mothballed or have never become operational.  The reasons for this are unclear, but international experience suggests cost, maintenance, and inconsistent public support for recycling are factors. The Inspectorate is working with Defra to understand the implications of this research.

The full report and executive summary can be viewed on our completed research pages.

Published 20 February 2024
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