Who we are

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) was formed in 1990 to provide independent reassurance that water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable to consumers.

We are a team of 49 staff with specialist knowledge of drinking water quality and supply, regulation, data management, and public health.

Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector

Marcus Rink is the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water, appointed in August 2015. As Chief Inspector he provides independent scrutiny of the water industry ensuring the safety and quality of water and public confidence through a robust regulatory framework. His role encompasses a range of statutory and non-statutory functions, discharging the duties of the Secretary of State for England and the Welsh Government to ensure companies meet their regulatory requirements and Local Authorities take action in respect of water supplies.

Laura Moss, Deputy Chief Inspector

Laura Moss is currently the Deputy Chief Inspector of Drinking Water Quality for England and Wales. Prior to that she had been a Principal Inspector with the Drinking Water Inspectorate since 2007, regulating drinking water quality in the public water supply industry in England and Wales, and more recently providing technical advice to local authorities carrying out their regulatory duties for private water supplies.

Nicholas Adjei, Deputy Chief Inspector

Nicholas Adjei is currently Deputy Chief Inspector. Nick has more than twenty-five years’ experience in engineering and consultancy. In previous roles Nick has headed up planning, monitoring and evaluation at an international NGO focusing on sustainable community-based projects across the southern hemisphere. He has experience of delivering major flood risk management schemes at the Environment Agency, he has previously been Head of Climate Change and Water Quality at OFWAT, and most recently with that regulator has been focussing on environmental issues and asset resilience in the water industry.

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