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Private water supplies are generally those where water is taken from sources like wells, boreholes and sometimes rivers rather than being supplied from a water company like Anglian Water. We aren’t responsible for these types of supplies.

The Local Authority has a duty to make sure these supplies comply with the Private Water Supply Regulations.

However, if your private supply is backed up by a supply from Anglian Water, we are still responsible for making sure your plumbing conforms to the Water Fittings Regulations. These Regulations ensure, amongst other things, that pipework and appliances do not contaminate the drinking water.

For more information on Private Supplies please contact your Local Authority or there is some useful information on the Drinking Water Inspectorate website DWI Private Water Supplies