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We’re committed to delivering high-quality drinking water to our customers. Each year we carry out thousands of tests on samples we have taken from treatment works, reservoirs and homes across the region. 

The samples we take are analysed in a UKAS accredited laboratory to ensure they comply with drinking water safety standards.

Schedule 1 Parameters

  Units PCV Number of Samples Number of Samples contravening PCV % No. of samples contravening PCV Min Mean Max
Colour mg/l Pt/Co 20 2 0 0 <1.00 <1.00 <1.00
Turbidity FTU 4 2 0 0 <0.10 0.12 0.13
Odour Dil Number 0 2 1 50 0 0.50 1.00
Taste Dil Number 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Sodium mg/l 200 1 0 0 26.50 26.50 26.50
Nitrate (as NO3) mg/l 50 1 0 0 32.10 32.10 32.10
Nitrite (as NO2) mg/l 0.1 2 0 0 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Nitrate/Nitrite Ratio mg/l 1 1 0 0 0.64 0.64 0.64
Aluminium ug/l 200 1 0 0 <6.00 <6.00 <6.00
Iron ug/l 200 1 0 0 8.90 8.90 8.90
Manganese ug/l 50 1 0 0 1.70 1.70 1.70
Copper mg/l 2 1 0 0 0.013 0.013 0.013
Fluoride mg/l 1.5 1 0 0 0.14 0.14 0.14
Arsenic ug/l 10 1 0 0 <1.00 <1.00 <1.00
Cadmium ug/l 5 1 0 0 <0.12 <0.12 <0.12
Chromium ug/l 50 1 0 0 <0.50 <0.50 <0.50
Nickel ug/l 20 1 0 0 2.00 2.00 2.00
Lead ug/l 10 1 0 0 <0.90 <0.90 <0.90
Antimony ug/l 5 1 0 0 <0.20 <0.20 <0.20
Selenium ug/l 10 1 0 0 <0.80 <0.80 <0.80
PAH ug/l 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Escherichia coli No./100ml 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Intestinal Enterococci cfu/100ml 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Boron mg/l 1 1 0 0 <0.04 <0.04 <0.04
Benzo(a)pyrene ug/l 0.01 1 0 0 <0.003 <0.003 <0.003
Trihalomethanes (total) ug/l 100 1 0 0 18 18 18



Indicator parameters

  Units PCV Number of samples Number of Samples contravening PCV % No. of samples contravening PCV Minimum Mean Maximum
pH   - 2 0 0 7.70 7.75 7.80
Sulphate (as SO4) mg/l 250 1 0 0 35.10 35.1 35.10
Ammonium (as NH4) mg/l 0.5 2 0 0 <0.03 <0.03 <0.03
Total coliforms No./100ml 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
3 day count,22 deg C cfu/ml - 1 0 0 12 18.50 25
Free chlorine mg/l - 2 0 0 0.06 0.07 0.1
Conductivity uS/cm 2500 5 0 0 663 666.50 670
Chloride mg/l 250 2 0 0 77 77 77

* All of the samples with the exception of the odour parameter collected from this zone in 2020 complied with the Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. The unsatisfactory sample was resampled and was found to comply with the regulations.


Water quality terms

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