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Private water supply charges

We will charge the costs of carrying the duties, as listed below, under the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2016/ Private Water Supplies (amendment) Regulations 2018 to those responsible for the supply.  

Where part of a shared supply is used by some commercial activity, e.g. bed and breakfast, pub, camp site, the charges may be divided between the commercial and non-commercial properties proportionally. 

A breakdown of our charges in respect of private water supplies are below, along with the maximum fee allowed to be charged under the regulations.

£426 – New risk assessment. Risk assessments will be carried out every five years.

£252 – Risk assessment review. Risk assessments will be carried out every five years.

£140 – Sampling visit (regular) or sample investigation/retest.

£207 – Complex investigation. Carried out in the event of a failure that requires more extensive sampling.

Sampling analysis Laboratory fees

£117.60 + £25 – Regulation 9 Supplies – courier cost plus any other parameters identified during the risk assessment.

£12.50 + £25 – Regulation 10 Supplies: courier cost plus any other parameters identified during the risk assessment.

Please note – the above costs are based upon our current laboratory fees and local authority costs in 2019 and may be subject to change in the future.

Contact us - Environmental Protection

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01235 422403
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South Oxfordshire District Council
Environmental Protection Team
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
Milton
OX14 4SB