• A supply provided at a public waterspout – case study update

    Introduction  The ambiguity around ownership, regulation and who is responsible for water available to the public sometimes is more complex than might be expected.  One such case concerned a waterspout fed from a spring located at a roadside within central England. Being available to the public, protection of public health is central to assuring the […]

  • DWI Job Vacancy – Principal Inspector

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate is seeking a Principal Inspector to support the Senior Management Team in the delivery of the Inspectorate’s vision and strategic objectives. As a Principal Inspector you will need to demonstrate leadership skills with managerial experience and an excellent track record in the execution of the technical tasks carried out by Inspectors. […]

  • DWI Job Vacancy – Senior Policy Advisor

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate is seeking an enthusiastic Senior Policy Advisor to lead on areas of policy interface to achieve its objectives. Read more in Working for the DWI.

  • World Health Organization’s manual on Water Safety Planning now available

    A second edition of the World Health Organization’s manual on Water Safety Planning is now available. As a practical guide to implementing Water Safety Planning accompanying the WHO guidelines for drinking water quality, the manual captures experiences and learning from practitioners since the first edition was published in 2009. Case studies and real world challenges […]

  • Drinking Water 2022 – Quarter 3 published

    We have published Drinking Water 2022 – Quarter 3 report.

  • Publication of research report “Persistent, Mobile and Toxic Substances – Risk to drinking water in England & Wales” (Phase 2)

    DWI commissioned this project to understand the potential risk from 22 Persistent, Mobile and Toxic (PMT) substances to drinking water sources in England and Wales. The findings will be used to develop guidance for water companies on risk assessment and targeted monitoring to ensure drinking water supply is safe. The full report and executive summary […]

  • Drinking Water Advisory Standards Board – Members Recruitment

    We are seeking influential and respected drinking water professionals, with experience at a senior level, in research, regulatory or management role, in the UK or internationally, able to provide authoritative guidance on standards. Further information and guidance on how to apply can be found on the Working for the DWI webpage.

  • Drinking Water 2022 – Quarter 2 published

    We have published Drinking Water 2022 – Quarter 2 report.

  • Water Quality regulatory standards advisory board

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate is creating an Advisory Standards Board of experts to make recommendations to Ministers on the future drinking water standards. The Inspectorate is currently recruiting for board members and the application process will open on 9 January 2023. Further details can be found here.

  • Publication of research report “Public Perception of Water Recycling for Drinking Water Use

    This report provides a summary of a study commissioned by the Drinking Water Inspectorate to understand public attitudes and public acceptability towards water recycling (water reuse) as a source of drinking water The full report and executive summary can be viewed in our completed research section.

  • Information Letter 04/2022 Revised version published

    Information Letter 04/2022 Revised – Annual Provision of Information on Consumer Contacts.

  • Publication of research on the Removal of Microplastics by Drinking Water Treatment Processes

    Current water treatment processes represent an effective method for removing particles across a wide size range, and microplastics can be considered as another type of particle. Hence, this project aimed to provide a sound understanding of how current drinking water processes manage the presence of microplastics and whether their presence in potable water may pose […]