Private Water Supplies
Private water supplies in Ribble Valley are those that are not provided by United Utilities.
Private supplies tend to serve isolated, remote properties or small communities. There are approximately 292 private water supplies in Ribble Valley.
Private supplies must be sampled on a regular basis for a range of contaminants. The frequency of these tests is laid down in the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 and varies according to the usage and volume of water. Please see the Defra guidance on Prviate Water Supplies or the Ribble Valley Gudiance on the Private Water Supplies Regulations for further information.
You will usually be notified of the results within 7 days for bacteriological tests and within 14 days for chemical tests.
The costs of sampling and analysis are passed on to the person responsible for the supply.
| Risk Assessment
|| At a cost to a maximumof £500 (includes travel and administration)
| Check Sample
| Audit Sample
|| Approximately £100
| Small Supply Sample
|| Approximately £60
| Follow-up bacteriological sample
|Investigation|| At cost to a maximum of £100
| Granting of authorisation
|| £100 per authorisation
Large Supplies: applies to large domestic supplies of 10m3 per day (or serving 50 or more persons) and private water supplies of any size that are used as part of a commercial or public activity. These require check and audit monitoring a minimum of once a year;
Small Supplies: applies to domestic supplies which service more than one property but provide less than 10m3 per day. These require small supply monitoring once every five years;
Single Dwelling Supply: are sampled if requested by the householder.
Further information on private water supplies can be obtained from Matthew Riding on 01200 414470.