Notice of Rgulation: Newent Water Treatment Works

THE WATER SUPPLY (WATER QUALITY) REGULATIONS 2016 (AS AMENDED)

NOTICE UNDER REGULATION 28(4)

SEVERN TRENT WATER: NEWENT WATER TREATMENT WORKS

Newent WTW T0112
Control Groups: Forest North

Water Accountability Zones: Bromsberrow Booster (FS02), Mitcheldean (FS01)

Legal Instrument Database Reference number: SVT-2018-00005

THE SECRETARY OF STATE:

  1. received a report from Severn Trent Water (the “Company”) dated 30 June 2016 (the “Report”) which states that there is or has been a significant risk of supplying water from Newent WTW that could constitute a potential danger to human health.
  2. GIVES NOTICE to the Company under regulation 28(4) of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (as amended) that it must satisfy the following requirements:

For risks associated with:

  • Nitrate

Requirements

(a) to maintain the following measures for the period specified

  1. Sample nitrate in final waters and trend data. This data will inform of further mitigations as appropriate and trigger levels.
    Date: Ongoing for the duration of the notice.
  2. Compliance with local codified procedures for chlorination and catchment surveillance, including training of operational staff.
    Date: Ongoing for the duration of the notice.
  3. Continue with existing catchment management initiatives.
    Date: Ongoing for the duration of the notice.
  4. Continue to operate existing treatment systems to optimise performance.
    Date: Ongoing for the duration of the notice.
  5. Regularly appraise risk to consumers and compliance with the standards and take action as required.
    Date: Ongoing for the duration of the notice.

(b) to review, revise and/or make operational the following measures, by the date specified below:

  1. Carry out catchment management investigations through the Environment Agency’s National Environment Programme and implement any possible measures to control nitrate concentrations in the catchment.
    Date: Ongoing for the duration of this Notice
  2. Complete feasibility study of the proposed blending solution.
    Date: 31 January 2023
  3. Confirm completion of design and expected start date for construction of the agreed solution.
    Date: 31 January 2024
  4. Complete construction and commissioning of the agreed solution.
    Date: 31 March 2025

(c) to audit whether the measures have been effective by the following means:

  1. Define a strategy for auditing the effectiveness of the above measures.
    Date: Complete
  2. Implement the audit strategy outlines in (c)1.

(d) not to supply water for regulation 4(1) purposes from Newent Water Treatment Works unless the conditions specified below are satisfied

  1. Nitrate concentrations in the final water at Newent Water Treatment Works do not pose a potential health risk to consumers.
    Date: For the duration of this Notice

(e) to provide the following information in the time and manner specified below to enable monitoring of progress towards the mitigation of the risk of supplying water that would constitute a potential danger to human health:

  1. Provide a progress report annually by 31 January and against the following milestones:
    • Confirmation of the appropriateness of the proposed solution and details of the strategy for auditing the effectiveness of the measures to be made operational.
      Date: 28 February 2023
    • Confirm completion of design and expected start date for construction of the proposed solution.
      Date: 28 February 2024
    • Confirm completion of construction and commissioning of the proposed solution.
      Date: 30 April 2025
  2. Review the risk assessment for Newent Water Treatment Works as required by Regulation 27(4) and subsequently submit a revised regulation 28 report accompanied by a signed board level declaration.
    Date: 30 June 2025
  3. Submit a satisfactory completion report.
    Date: 31 March 2026

Failure by the Company to comply with this Notice may result in enforcement proceedings under section 18 of the Act. Further contravention of the regulation 28(4)(d) requirement in this Notice is an offence and a person guilty of the offence shall be liable on conviction to a fine.


Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Milo Purcell
Deputy Chief Inspector
DWI ref: LI/SVT/2018/00005
21 July 2020
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