Drinking water, or potable water, means water that is safe to drink and to use in food preparation. In this blog post, we explore the regulations, sampling and testing involved in drinking water treatment.
Drinking water regulations.
The UK standard of drinking water is among the best in the world. There are very strict standards applied, including The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016. This legislation includes specific standards for a range of substances, organisms and properties of water. Water utility companies must ensure that the water they supply is 'wholesome' for the customer. In other words, it has to be potable; of a standard that is suitable and safe to drink.
The responsibility of the water utility company ends at the point the water enters any commercial premises. Several factors can affect the quality of