Contact us

If you are concerned about the quality of your drinking water you should contact your water company in the first instance. A number for your water company can be found here.

For general water quality enquiries or where your water companies does not resolve a problem with your drinking water quality
please contact us using the details below. The office is staffed Monday to Friday from 09.00 - 17.00, with the exception of bank holidays.

Drinking Water Inspectorate
Area 7e
9 Millbank
c/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square

Telephone: 0300 068 6400

For issues other than water quality, or if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, there are further contact details for the appropriate organisations below.

For enquiries about leaks and sewerage please contact your water company.

Any complaints regarding a water company, other than drinking water quality, should be directed to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) at


If you live in Scotland you should call the Drinking Water Quality Regulator For Scotland (DWQR)

Telephone: 0131 244 0190

Northern Ireland

If you live in Northern Ireland you should call the Drinking Water Inspectorate – Northern Ireland (DWINI)

Telephone: 028 9056 9282

Private drinking water supplies
All enquiries should be directed to the Environmental Health section of your local authority. You can find contact details for all local authorities in the UK here.


Ofwat are the economic regulator for the water and sewerage industry in England and Wales. Their contact details can be found here.

Environment Agency (England) and Natural Resources Wales
They are responsible for maintaining or improving the quality of fresh, marine, surface and underground water in England and Wales.
Contact details for the Environment Agency. Contact details for Natural Resources Wales



Page reviewed:16 January 2017
Page modified: 16 January 2017

Drinking Water Inspectorate