Where a water company supplies water to a boundary of a premises and the person responsible for the premises supplies it onwards to other buildings or properties on the site which have different occupiers, this becomes a private water supply under the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.
Types of premises where this might occur would include
- Campsites where water is distributed to individual units or stand pipes
- Business parks
- Industrial estates
- A college campus
Types of premises that are not included are
- Blocks of residential flats/ apartments whether owner occupied or tenanted;
- Houses that have multiple occupancy;
- A row of two or more houses (usually a terrace) supplied by a water undertaker from a single common supply pipe.
This further distribution of water is known as a Private Distribution System and the regulations introduce responsibilities for the person in charge of the distribution.
Last Updated on Wednesday, October 12, 2022