Richmondshire District Council

Drinking Water

The majority of drinking water is supplied by a water company, such as Yorkshire Water or Northumbrian Water.

This is described as mains water and is treated and regularly checked for compliance with strict standards to protect the consumer. 

If you have any issues with your mains water supply, contact your supplier:

Yorkshire Water

Northumbrian Water

We monitor the mains water used by food and drink manufacturers in Richmondshire, and occasionally domestic mains water supplies may be investigated at the request of the householder.

There are also a large number of private water supplies in Richmondshire. 

The Drinking Water Inspectorate is the national body responsible for ensuring the quality of drinking water.


Bathing water

We test water from public swimming pools and spa pools periodically to make sure that the bathing water is safe. 

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