Drinking Water 2009

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 2009' 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 259KB)
Letter to Minister - Wales (PDF 273KB)

Regional Reports

The regional reports cover six regions of England and additionally Wales and summarise the testing and results of water quality tests, public confidence in drinking water, events and technical audit activity in the region.

Central Region (PDF 917KB)
Eastern Region (PDF 680KB)
Northern Region (PDF 801KB)
Southern Region (PDF 705KB)
Thames Region (PDF 856KB)
Western Region (PDF 699KB)
Wales (in English)  (PDF 738KB)
Wales (in Welsh)  (PDF 848KB)

Company Data look up tables

Albion Water Company (PDF 105KB)
Anglian Water Services Limited (PDF 41KB)
Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water Plc (PDF 48KB)
Bristol Water Plc (PDF 58KB)
Cambridge Water Company (PDF 66KB)
Cholderton and District Water Company Limited (PDF 51KB)
Dee Valley Water Plc (PDF 59KB)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (PDF 96KB)
Essex and Suffolk Water Plc (PDF 48KB)
Hartlepool Water Plc (PDF 59KB)
Independent Water Networks Ltd (PDF 40KB)
Northumbrian Water Limited (PDF 72KB)
Peel Water Networks (PDF 53KB)
Portsmouth Water Plc  (PDF 50KB)
Scottish and Southern Energy (PDF 39KB)
Severn Trent Water Limited (PDF 59KB)
South East Water Plc  (PDF 50KB)
South Staffordshire Water Plc (PDF 51KB)
South West Water Limited  (PDF 54KB)
Southern Water Limited  (PDF 55KB)
Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc  (PDF 51KB)
Thames Water Utilities Limited  (PDF 56KB)
United Utilities Water Plc  (PDF 73KB)
Veolia Water Central  (PDF 48KB)
Veolia Water East (PDF 41KB)
Veolia Water Projects (PDF 52KB)
Veolia Water Southeast (PDF 46KB)
Wessex Water Services Limited (PDF 49KB)
Yorkshire Water Services Limited  (PDF 65KB)

Significant drinking water quality events in 2009 (PDF 631KB)

Prosecution and Cautions (PDF 69KB)


Page reviewed: 01 July 2010
Page modified:01 July 2010

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