A private water supply is, in general terms, any water supply which is not provided by a water company such as Anglian or Severn Trent. The source of the supply may be a well, borehole, spring, stream, river, lake or pond. The supply may serve just one property or several and may be used to supply water to commercial premises such as hospitals, schools and restaurants.
The risks from private supplies can be significant if high standards are not maintained and precautions are not put in place to adequately protect the supply.
Last Updated on Wednesday, September 5, 2018