Richmondshire District Council

Private water supplies fees and charges

The fees and charges from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 are as follows:

Private water sampling Cost £
Risk assessment (minimum 2 hour charge applies) £58.00 per hour
Risk assessment and sampling (minimum 2 hour charge applies) £58.00 per hour plus cost of analysis
Sampling per visit £96.00 plus cost of analysis
Investigation £100.00 plus cost of analysis
Granting an authorisation £100.00

Analysing a sample:

under regulation 10

during monitoring of Group A parameters

during monitoring of Group B parameters

Actual cost of analysis
Sampling per visit, taken from domestic premises not routinely
monitored under PWS Regulations
£96.00 plus cost of analysis

There is no fee payable where a sample is taken solely to confirm or clarify the result of a previous sample.

Please note that the Private Water Supplies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 stipulate that a monitoring sample of a regulation 9 supply must be analysed for all parameters in Group B for at least 3 years. This will significantly increase the cost of analysis for these samples.

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