The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 …..

… case you had not realised came into force on 27th June  2016 and revoked the previous Water Supply Regulations 2000 and consolidate the amendments introduced by the 2001, 2007 and 2010 amendment Regulations.  One of the key reasons for introducing this piece of updated legislation is the Transposition of the Council Directive 2013/51/EURATOM (Eurotom Directive) into domestic legislation; introducing a new requirement on water companies to monitor for radioactive substances, although mainly focused on radon. For more information the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) has produced an Information Letter providing a comprehensive overview of all changes which can be found at and a copy of the regulations can be found here.