Water testing

Water testing

Private water supplies 

Premises that get their drinking water from a spring, well or borehole (not provided by a water company) have a private water supply.

We monitor certain private water supplies to make sure the water they provide is safe to drink.

Private distribution systems 

If a water company such as Anglian Water provides water to your site and you're responsible for the onward distribution of that water to other premises, this may be a private distribution system.

We monitor distribution systems to make sure they're safe.

Mains water

The Drinking Water Inspectorate is responsible for ensuring the quality of mains water.

We observe the quality of the mains water in our food and drink manufacturers, and occasionally test domestic mains water in the area.

Bathing water

We offer a chargeable service for regular testing of water quality for operators of swimming pools at leisure centres, jacuzzis, hydrotherapy pools and paddling pools. This examines chemical composition and microbiological quality (bacteria).

Please contact our Environmental Health team for more information about our services.

Last updated 03 January 2024