Water

Drinking water

As a statutory water supplier United Utilities are responsible for the quality of the water supplied to the majority of homes in the borough.

However, we maintain a statutory watching brief over the quality of the water supplied to homes. We liaise with United Utilities on public health issues such as lead in drinking water.

For more information on drinking water, visit the United Utilities website or the Drinking Water Inspectorate website.

Private water supplies

There are over 50 commercial and domestic premises in the borough that draw their water from private supplies. We have a legal responsibility to sample the water from these premises.

If you have a private water supply serving your home visit the Drinking Water Inspectorate website. You can find out more about the legislation, and who has responsibility for the supply.