Questions to ask before buying a house with its own private water supply

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Buying a house with a Private Water Supply We strongly recommend that prospective buyers of properties/homes with there own private water supplies read this document. The primary source of this advice is the drinking water inspectorate website. Key questions The questions listed at the end of this document are designed to be asked of the … Read more

How does UV light disinfection work?

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Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is the preferred method for disinfection of small supplies except Ultraviolet irradiation Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is the preferred method for disinfection of small supplies except for larger schemes in which it is necessary to maintain a residual disinfectant during storage and distribution. UV disinfection efficiency is particularly affected by water quality and … Read more

Boggy Bit o land

True Springs are rare True spring supplies are rare in the UK. Even if shown on a map as a spring, the chances are that the water is not coming from deep underground. Surface derived source Most ‘springs’ in the UK can best be described as surfaced derived sources. This is because the water probably … Read more

My water failed the Council’s water test. What does it mean?

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Failed Water Test Water used as a source for a small supply of drinking water may be of unknown origin andcome from a catchment prone to consistent or intermittent contamination by faecal material fromdomestic and farm animals, wildlife or sanitation systems such as septic tanks. As a consequence,there is a high probability of pathogenic micro-organisms … Read more