Drinking Water 2007

A report by the Chief Inspector of drinking water

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


Drinking Water in England and Wales 2007 (PDF 1.8MB)

This report looks at drinking water quality at a national level from the perspective of the Chief Inspector of the Drinking Water Inspectorate.  It also gives data on the performance of the water industry in 2007.

Regional Reports

A report of drinking water quality in six regions of England and Wales covering testing and results for 2007 and consumer perceptions of drinking water.  Also reporting on incidents and technical audit activity and presenting feedback from consultation of local authorities and health professionals, and summarises current and future research work.

Eastern Region (PDF 3.9MB)
Midlands Region (PDF 3.8MB)
Northern Region (PDF 3.8MB)
Southern Region (PDF 3.2MB)
Thames Region (PDF 3.2MB)
Western Region (PDF 3.9MB)
Wales (in English)  (PDF 3.5MB)
Wales (in Welsh) (PDF 3.7MB)

Water Company data summary tables

Albion Water Company (PDF 185KB)
Anglian Water Services Limited (PDF 186KB)
Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Plc (PDF 146KB)
Bristol Water Plc (PDF 174KB)
Cambridge Water Company (PDF 139KB)
Cholderton and District Water Company Limited (PDF 128KB)
Dee Valley Water Plc (PDF 163KB)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (PDF 247KB)
Essex and Suffolk Water Plc (PDF 177KB)
Folkestone and Dover Water Services Limited (PDF 165KB)
Hartlepool Water Plc (PDF 119KB)
Mid Kent Water Plc (PDF 182KB)
Northumbrian Water Limited (PDF 150KB)
Portsmouth Water Plc (PDF 134KB)
Severn Trent Water Limited (PDF 172KB)
South East Water Plc (PDF 135KB)
South Staffordshire Water Plc (PDF 130KB)
South West Water Limited (PDF 149KB)
Southern Water Limited (PDF 151KB)
Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc (PDF 130KB)
Tendring Hundred Water Services Limited (PDF 127KB)
Thames Water Utilities Limited (PDF 161KB)
Three Valleys Water Plc (PDF 142KB)
United Utilities Water Plc (PDF 174KB)
Wessex Water Services Limited (PDF 130KB)
Yorkshire Water Services Limited (PDF 239KB)

Additional information

Incidents in England and Wales 2007 (PDF 348KB)

In order to share learning regarding incidents, a compiled list of all incidents reported to the inspectorate in 2007 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.

Prosecution and Caution Record (PDF 93KB)

Performance of the Drinking Water Inspectorate for 2007 (PDF 27KB)


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

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