Drinking Water 2008

A report by the Chief Inspector of drinking water

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

The Drinking Water Inspectorate annual report 'Drinking Water 2008' provides an overview of the quality of public water supplies in England and Wales. It comprises of the following:

Chief Inspector's Letter to Ministers (for England and Wales)

The letters from the Chief Inspector to the Ministers in England and in Wales contain a high level overview of findings for the year.

Letter to Minister - England (PDF 182KB)
Letter to Minister - Wales (PDF 181KB)

Regional Reports

The regional reports cover six regions of England and additionally Wales and summarise the testing and results of water quality tests, consumer perceptions and drinking water quality, incidents and audit in the region and details of engagement with local authorities.

Central Region (PDF 1,05MB)
Eastern Region (PDF 1.27MB)
Northern Region (PDF 1.01MB)
Southern Region (PDF 1.27MB)
Thames Region (PDF 1.21MB)
Western Region (PDF 961KB)
Wales (in English)  (PDF 1.23MB)
Wales (in Welsh)  (PDF 1.05MB)

Company Data look up tables

Albion Water Company (PDF 267KB)
Anglian Water Services Limited (PDF 262KB)
Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Plc (PDF 292KB)
Bristol Water Plc (PDF 231KB)
Cambridge Water Company (PDF 212KB)
Cholderton and District Water Company Limited (PDF 188KB)
Dee Valley Water Plc (PDF 199KB)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (PDF 411KB)
Essex and Suffolk Water Plc (PDF 302KB)
Folkestone and Dover Water Services Limited (PDF 188KB)
Hartlepool Water Plc (PDF 167KB)
Independent Water Networks Ltd (PDF 265KB)
Northumbrian Water Limited (PDF 226KB)
Portsmouth Water Plc  (PDF 207KB)
Scottish and Southern Energy (PDF 125KB)
Severn Trent Water Limited (PDF 264KB)
South East Water Plc  (PDF 213KB)
South Staffordshire Water Plc (PDF 216KB)
South West Water Limited  (PDF 211KB)
Southern Water Limited  (PDF 253KB)
Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc  (PDF 219KB)
Tendring Hundred Water Services Limited (PDF 184KB)
Thames Water Utilities Limited  (PDF 295KB)
Three Valleys Water Plc  (PDF 210KB)
United Utilities Water Plc  (PDF 273KB)
Wessex Water Services Limited (PDF 195KB)
Yorkshire Water Services Limited  (PDF 401KB)

Incidents in England and Wales 2008 (PDF 585KB)

List of Risk Assessments for Local Authorities (PDF 278KB)

Prosecution and Cautions (PDF 93KB)

Map of water company supply areas (PDF 196KB)







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