Unregulated Private Water Supply

Although the majority of private water supplies are probably safe to drink most of the time, they are at risk from contamination. A number of serious illnesses caused by pathogens, such as E. coli 0157 and Cryptosporidium can be transmitted through contaminated drinking water supplies. It is essential that you keep your private water supply safe from contamination to protect your and your family's health.


What is an unregulated private water supply?

An unregulated private water supply is any supply that is not provided by or regulated by a Sanitary Authority. It is any private supply that provides less than 10m3/day of water or serves less than 50 people and does not have a public or commercial activity, such as a restaurant or bed and breakfast respectively. In other words it is a supply to normal residential properties exclusively.

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