Private water supplies
A private water supply is one where the water comes from a well, spring, or borehole and not provided by a water company.
Private water supplies regulations state that all private supplies need to be registered with us, so sampling and risk assessments can be carried out.
If you have a private water supply to ensure it is safe the law says that we must carry out routine sampling and a risk assessment survey.
Rented properties on a private water supply must be sampled annually and the supply risk assessed every 5 years.