Drinking Water 2005

A report by the Chief Inspector of drinking water

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


Statement by the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water Professor Jeni Colbourne MBE  (PDF 138KB)

Drinking Water Standards and Science  (PDF 216KB)

Drinking Water Safety (PDF 2,391KB)


A report of drinking water quality in six regions of England and Wales covering testing and results for 2005 and consumer perceptions of drinking water.  Also reporting on incidents and technical audit activity and presenting feedback from consultaiton of local authories and health professionals.

Eastern Region (PDF 815KB)
Midlands Region (PDF 877KB)
Northern Region (PDF 991KB)
Southern Region (PDF 879KB)
Thames Region (PDF 855KB)
Western Region (PDF 891KB)
Wales (in English) (PDF 862KB) (Errata)
Wales (in Welsh)
(PDF 895KB)

Additional information

Water Company Look-up Tables

Albion Water Company (PDF 109KB)
Anglian Water Services Limited (PDF 120KB)
Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Plc (PDF 129KB)
Bristol Water Plc (PDF 129KB)
Cambridge Water Company (PDF 107KB)
Cholderton and District Water Company Limited (PDF 93KB)
Dee Valley Water Plc (PDF 129KB)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (PDF 202KB)
Essex and Suffolk Water Plc (PDF 136KB)
Folkestone and Dover Water Services Limited (PDF 92KB)
Hartlepool Water Plc (PDF 82KB)
Mid Kent Water Plc (PDF 144KB)
Northumbrian Water Limited (PDF 106KB)
Portsmouth Water Plc (PDF 98KB)
Severn Trent Water Limited (PDF 130KB)
South East Water Plc (PDF 139KB)
South Staffordshire Water Plc (PDF 95KB)
South West Water Limited (PDF 115KB)
Southern Water Limited (PDF 141KB)
Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc (PDF 100KB)
Tendring Hundred Water Services Limited (PDF 92KB)
Thames Water Utilities Limited (PDF 127KB)
Three Valleys Water Plc (PDF 101KB)
United Utilities Water Plc (PDF 122KB)
Wessex Water Services Limited (PDF 101KB)
Yorkshire Water Services Limited (PDF 187KB)

Incidents in England and Wales 2005 (PDF 258KB)

In order to share learning regarding incidents, a compiled list of all incidents reported to the inspectorate in 2005 is provided giving information on:

location and duration of the incident
population affected
nature and cause of the incident
main actions and findings of the Inspectorate.

Performance of the Drinking Water Inspectorate for 2005  (PDF 115KB)

Presentations by the Inspectorate in 2005 (PDF 23KB)

Prosecution and Caution record (PDF 253KB)


Page reviewed: 13 August 2009
Page modified: 13 August 2009

Drinking Water Inspectorate