Drinking Water 2004

A report by the Chief Inspector of drinking water

This report is in PDF format. The Adobe® Acrobat Reader® can be freely downloaded here.


Letter from the Chief Inspector to Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF 69KB)

Chief Inspector's statement (PDF 49KB)
Introduction (PDF 743KB)

Part 1
Regional Overview of Water Quality in England

Central Region (PDF 719KB)
Eastern Region (PDF 868KB)
Northern Region (PDF 1,121KB)
Southern Region (PDF 547KB)
Thames Region (PDF 610KB)
Western Region (PDF 731KB)

Part 2
The role and performance of the Inspectorate (PDF 184KB)

Part 3
Water Company Performance (PDF 375KB)

Anglian Water Services Limited (PDF 124KB)
Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Plc (PDF 102KB)
Bristol Water Plc (PDF 94KB)
Cambridge Water company (PDF 115KB)
Cholderton and District Water Company Limited (PDF 135KB)
Dee Valley Water Plc (PDF 91KB)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (PDF 179KB)
Essex and Suffolk Water Plc (PDF 143KB)
Folkestone and Dover Water Services Limited (PDF 74KB)
Hartlepool Water Plc (PDF 63KB)
Mid Kent Water Plc (PDF 110KB)
Northumbrian Water Limited (PDF 133KB)
Portsmouth Water Plc (PDF 107KB)
Severn Trent Water Limited (PDF 132KB)
South East Water Plc (PDF 151KB)
South Staffordshire Water Plc (PDF 111KB)
South West Water Limited (PDF 319KB)
Southern Water Limited (PDF 148KB)
Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc (PDF 96KB)
Tendring Hundred Water Services Limited (PDF 95KB)
Thames Water Utilities Limited (PDF 151KB)
Three Valleys Water Plc (PDF 148KB)
United Utilities Water Plc (PDF 168KB)
Wessex Water Services Limited (PDF 152KB)
Yorkshire Water Services Limited (PDF 166KB)

Part 4
Drinking water science (PDF 211KB)

Part 5
Other regulatory processes
(PDF 234KB)

Annexes (PDF 315KB)

Errata report (PDF 149KB)

Report for Wales can be found here (welsh language version)


Page reviewed: 12 August 2009
Page modified: 12 August 2009

Drinking Water Inspectorate