Drinking water 2013

A report by the Chief Inspector of drinking water

This report is in PDF format. The Adobe® Acrobat Reader® can be freely downloaded here.

The Drinking Water Inspectorate annual report Drinking water 2013 provides an overview of the quality of public and private water supplies in England and Wales. It comprises of the following:

Chief Inspector's Letter to Ministers (for England and Wales)

The letters from the Chief Inspector to the Ministers in England and in Wales contain a high level overview of findings for the year.

Letter to Minister - England (PDF 117KB)
Letter to Minister - Wales (PDF 118KB)

Public water supplies - regional reports

The regional reports cover four regions of England and additionally Wales and summarise the testing and results of water quality tests, events and technical audit activity in the region.

Central and Eastern region (PDF 3.57MB)
London and South East region (PDF 3.30MB)
Northern region (PDF 3.76MB)
Western region (PDF 3.18MB)
Wales (in English)  (PDF 3.21MB)
Wales (in Welsh)  (PDF 4.24MB)

Private water supplies

Presented as separate reports for England and Wales and publishing numbers and types of supplies, a summary of monitoring results and case studies.

England (PDF 3.71MB)
Wales (in English) (PDF 2.94MB)
Wales (in Welsh)  (PDF 3.15MB)

Company data look up tables

Affinity Water (PDF 221KB)
Albion Water (PDF 232KB)
Anglian Water (PDF 340KB)
Bristol Water (PDF 226KB)
Cambridge Water (PDF 165KB)
Cholderton and District Water (PDF 353KB)
Dee Valley Water (PDF 125KB)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (PDF 282KB)
Essex and Suffolk Water (PDF 267KB)
Hartlepool Water (PDF 149KB)
Independent Water Networks (PDF 325KB)
Northumbrian Water (PDF 191KB)
Peel Water Networks (PDF 176KB)
Portsmouth Water (PDF 250KB)
Semcorp Bournemouth Water (PDF 172KB)
Severn Trent Water (PDF 326KB)
South East Water (PDF 150KB)
South Staffordshire Water (PDF 268KB)
South West Water (PDF 132KB)
Southern Water (PDF 180KB)
SSE Water (PDF 246KB)
Sutton and East Surrey Water (PDF 206KB)
Thames Water (PDF 163KB)
United Utilities (PDF 141KB)
Veolia Water Projects (PDF 253KB)
Wessex Water (PDF 365KB)
Yorkshire Water (PDF 158KB)

Water company statistics (PDF 671KB)

Drinking water quality events in 2013 (PDF 1MB)

Prosecution and Cautions (PDF 148KB)



Page reviewed: 10 July 2014
Page modified: 10 July 2014

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