Private water supply owners and users are being urged to give their views on proposed updates to national regulations.

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) is consulting on the draft Private Water Supplies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - which update the Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016. 

They include changes to transpose the amendments to the Drinking Water Directive and to remove the maximum limits to the fees local authorities can charge.

There are around 2,500 households and businesses in Richmondshire that get their drinking water from a private supply - wells, springs, boreholes - and not the mains water supplied by Yorkshire Water or Northumbrian Water.  They must comply with these regulations and are monitored and risk assessed by district council environmental health officers.

The consultation on can be accessed on the consult.defra.gov.uk website. This page contains further details and the on line survey link.

It closes on 24 October 2017.

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