Private water supplies

Private water supplies fees and charges

Fees and charges
Activity Charges Maximum charge Comments
Risk assessment £60 per hour* £500 Minimum charge of £50. A simple risk assessment and report will typically take five to six hours
Sampling £100   We will not charge where a sample is taken and analysed solely to confirm or clarify the results of the analysis of a previous sample.
Investigation £60 per hour* £100 This is for work carried out to identify why a water sample failed to meet the required standards and for granting any permission to breach a standard temporarily whilst remedial work is carried out.
Check of supplies to single domestic premises or any other noncommercial or non-public buildings consuming less than 10 m3 of water per day £25    
Check of supplies to all commercial and public buildings and any premises using more than 10 m3 of water per day. £50 per sample + £60 per hour* £100 Monitoring is carried out to ensure water complies with the basic standards.
Audit monitoring of supplies to all commercial and public buildings and any premises using more than 10m3 of water per day £250 analysis fee** plus £60 per hour* £500 Audit monitoring involves analysis for a number of chemicals parameters to ensure the water complies with all safety standards.

*The charging period is the total time the officer spends dealing with this task. It will include travelling to and from the site, administrative duties and delivery of samples. Fractions of an hour will be rounded up or down to the nearest 15 minutes.

** This charge is based upon extensive analysis of a sample. Where it is appropriate to omit analysis for some parameters, the fee will be reduced to the charge levied on us for the restricted analysis

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