Report No DWI0480


Final Report to the Department of the Environment


Dec 1992


This manual is intended to assist local authorities in discharging their responsibilities for private water supplies and it may also be of use to anyone who may be responsible for, or called on to advise upon, assessment and treatment of private water supplies.

This manual summarises the relevant legislation and the functions of local authorities. Advice is given on source selection and protection and on the properties and likely sources of contamination of water. The application of water treatment processes is described and small scale devices which may find application in the treatment of private supplies are reviewed. The manual includes the addresses of key organisations, and provides a list of relevant reference documents and a glossary of technical terms.

Copies of this report may be available as an Acrobat pdf download under the 'Find Completed Research' heading on the DWI website.