Drinking water 2013

A report by the Chief Inspector of drinking water

This report is in PDF format. The Adobe® Acrobat Reader® can be freely downloaded here.

The Drinking Water Inspectorate annual report Drinking water 2013 provides an overview of the quality of public and private water supplies in England and Wales. It comprises of the following:

Chief Inspector’s Letter to Ministers (for England and Wales)

The letters from the Chief Inspector to the Ministers in England and in Wales contain a high level overview of findings for the year.

Public water supplies – regional reports

The regional reports cover four regions of England and additionally Wales and summarise the testing and results of water quality tests, events and technical audit activity in the region.

Private water supplies

Presented as separate reports for England and Wales and publishing numbers and types of supplies, a summary of monitoring results and case studies.


Company data look up tables

Albion Water

Anglian Water

Bristol Water

Cambridge Water

Southern Water

SSE Water

Thames Water

Wessex Water

Yorkshire Water

Water company statistics (PDF 671KB)

Drinking water quality events in 2013 (PDF 1MB)

Prosecution and Cautions (PDF 148KB)

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