Drinking Water Inspectorate

The Drinking Water Inspectorate are a team of professionals who have specialist and expert knowledge of the water supply. Water Engineering, Building Services, Chemistry, and Microbiology are just a small selection of the subjects that the team deals with. The Water Inspectorate naturally oversees water related health matters, and hence takes advice from the Government Chief Medical Officer. The primary function however, is to check that water companies in England and Wales supply water which is safe to drink and meets the standards set in the Water Regulations. This is achieved by means of technical audits of each Water Company consisting of :

Inspections are comprehensive, and some of the main topics are listed below:

The Drinking Water Inspectorate can be contacted as follows :

Drinking Water Inspectorate
Floor 2/A1, Ashdown House,
123 Victoria St.,
Tel : 0171 890 5956
Or on the internet at : www.dwi.detr.gov.uk