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The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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2.—(1) The principal Regulations are amended as follows:

(2) In regulation 2 (Interpretation), in paragraph (1) omit the definition for regional health and social services care trust.

(3) In regulation 8, for paragraph (1) substitute—

(1) The Department, being satisfied that analysis of samples taken from—

(a)any blending point;

(b)the water leaving any service reservoir which receives water from a treatment works before its supply to any consumer; and

(c)the water leaving any treatment works,

shall produce data in respect of the parameters specified as items 7, 8, 9 to 15, and 17 to 25 in column (1) of Table 3 in Schedule 3 which are unlikely to differ in material respect from the data that would be produced in respect of those parameters from analysis of samples obtained from sampling points, and hereby authorises the use for the purposes of regulation 6 of samples in relation to those parameters taken from a water supply zone from a blending point, a service reservoir of that description or a treatment works.

(4) In regulation 17 (investigations: Schedule 1 parameters) omit paragraph (8).

(5) In regulation 18 (investigations: indicator parameters)—

(a)in paragraph (1) after the words “indicator parameters set out in Schedule 2, it shall”, insert “immediately”; and

(b)omit paragraph (4).

(6) In regulation 19 (action by the Department)—

(a)In paragraph (1)(a)(i) omit the words “Part II of Table A or”

(b)In paragraph (2)(a)(i) omit the words “Part II of Table A or”

(c)In paragraph (3)(b) for “risk to human health” substitute “potential danger to human health” and substitute “may” with “shall”.

(7) In regulation 20 (authorisation of temporary supply that is not wholesome), in paragraph (1)(a) omit the words “Part II of Table A or”.

(8) After regulation 26(1) insert—

(1A) A water undertaker must—

(a)design, operate and maintain the disinfection process so as to keep the presence of disinfection by-products as low as possible without compromising the effectiveness of the disinfection; and

(b)verify the performance of the disinfection process..

(9) In regulation 33(6)(a)(ii) for regional health and social services trust substitute—

the Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well-being (established by section 12 of the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009).

(10) For Table 2 in Schedule 3 substitute the table in Schedule 1.

(11) For Table 3 in Schedule 3 substitute the table in Schedule 2.

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