Private Water Supply
A private water supply is a supply of water other than that provided by a water company. The majority of private water supplies are on boreholes that are generally ground water fed, but influenced by surface water and can be weather dependent.
Under the Private Water Supply (Wales) Regulations 2010, we have a duty to undertake routine inspections, risk assessments and water monitoring of private water supplies to make sure the water is safe for drinking, cooking and washing.
If you are a large or small supply, we will be carrying out a risk assessment and water monitoring. Risk assessments enable us to identify any potential impacts on the supply and how they can be addressed. A water test informs us about the quality of your water at that point in time.
We will also inspect any piping, tanks and treatment systems and collect water samples for laboratory analysis to establish that the water is safe for drinking.
If your house is the only property connected to the private supply, then we will only carry out an inspection at your request.
You can contact us if:
You would like to have an assessment of your water supply or have your water tested.
You have any queries or concerns about your supply.