Access to Information

The DWI provides a wealth of information on drinking water quality for England and Wales.  Most of the information requested is already publically available  through the website and published reports. 

If you have any information requests for the DWI, please contact us by email or by telephoning the enquiry line at 0300 068 6400

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 provides the public with a general right of access to information held by public authorities. Water Companies are themselves obliged to comply with the Environmental Information Regulations.

Below are replies to requests for information from the Drinking Water Inspectorate that may be of wider interest to the public.

These documents are in PDF format. The Adobe® Acrobat Reader® can be freely downloaded here.

Date of Release


29 October 2015

7814 - United Utilites Cryptosporidium outbreak (PDF 69KB)

6 October 2015

7789 - United Utilities Cryptosporidium Outbreak (PDF 70KB)

Information on how to make a request and how your request will be handled can be found on the website. It also publishes a quarterly log of all FOI/EIR requests received by Defra

Page reviewed: 02 December 2015
Page modified: 02 December 2015

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