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Private Water Supplies - Rented Properties

I am a tenant in a rented property

If you are a tenant in a rented property which has a private water supply you must check with your landlord or with Eden District Council that the supply is registered with us. We will need to sample the supply every year and carry out a risk assessment every five years. We charge a fee for this work which is typically paid by the landlord.

You, your family and visitors to the property have a right to expect clean, safe drinking water.

I am a landlord of a rented property

If you are a landlord of a rented property which is served by a private water supply you have a duty to provide safe, clean drinking water. You must register the private water supply with us so we can undertake annual quality sampling and a risk assessment of the supply every five years.