Welcome to DWI

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) was formed in 1990 to provide independent reassurance that water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable to consumers.

The Inspectorate:

  • provides independent scrutiny of water company activities for companies supplying drinking water to consumers in England and Wales;
  • works with other stakeholders for the improvement of drinking water quality and to secure drinking water safety;
  • commissions research to build a sound evidence base on drinking water quality;
  • publishes data on drinking water quality in England and Wales.

 

What's new?

14 February 2011

Information Letter 02/2011 on DWI Enforcement policy ( PDF 169KB), which sets out the general principles the Inspectorate will follow in relation to its powers for enforcement of the legislation relating to the safety and quality of public drinking water supplies in England and Wale.

8 February 2011

Royal Society for Public Health conference on Private Water Supplies - The New Regulations, 18 Months On, 18th May 2011. Full details to be found on our Conferences/Seminars page under Forthcoming events.

24 January 2011

Public information workshop on Approval and use of products in contact with drinking water, 11th March 2011. Full details to be found on our Conferences/Seminars page under Forthcoming events.

17 January 2011

Public information seminar on Harmonisation of hygienic requirements for products in contact with drinking water, 2 March 2011, Berlin. Fuller details to be found on our Conferences/Seminars page under Forthcoming events

 

 

Page last modified: 15 February 2011
Page reviewed: 15 February 2011

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