Drinking water 2014

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 2014 provides an overview of the quality of public and private water supplies in England and Wales. It comprises of the following:

Drinking water quality in England: The position after 25 years of regulation (PDF 1.47MB)
Drinking water quality in Wales: The position after 25 years of regulation (PDF 1.33MB)

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 4.27MB)
London and South East region (PDF 4.66MB)
Northern region (PDF 3.93MB)
Western region (PDF 3.65MB)
Wales (in English)  (PDF 3.89MB)
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 2.83MB)
Wales (in English) (PDF 3.23MB)
Wales (in Welsh) (PDF 3.04MB)

Company data look up tables

Affinity Water (PDF 89KB)
Albion Water (PDF 78KB)
Anglian Water (PDF 126KB)
Bristol Water (PDF 107KB)
Cambridge Water (PDF 94KB)
Cholderton and District Water (PDF 98KB)
Dee Valley Water (PDF 97KB)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (PDF 115KB)
Essex and Suffolk Water (PDF 104KB)
Hartlepool Water (PDF 84KB)
Independent Water Networks (PDF 125KB)
Northumbrian Water (PDF 89KB)
Peel Water Networks (PDF 66KB)
Portsmouth Water (PDF 83KB)
Semcorp Bournemouth Water (PDF 98KB)
Severn Trent Water (PDF 183KB)
South East Water (PDF 112KB)
South Staffordshire Water (PDF 85KB)
South West Water (PDF 98KB)
Southern Water (PDF 105KB)
SSE Water (PDF 118KB)
Sutton and East Surrey Water (PDF 87KB)
Thames Water (PDF 107KB)
United Utilities (PDF 96KB)
Veolia Water Projects (PDF 72KB)
Wessex Water (PDF 88KB)
Yorkshire Water (PDF 135KB)

Water company statistics (PDF 671KB)

Drinking water quality events in 2014 (PDF 1MB)

Prosecution and Cautions (PDF 148KB)


Page reviewed: 9 July 2015
Page modified: 9 July 2015

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