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The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Regulation 9

SCHEDULE 2SCHEDULES INSERTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHEDULE 8 TO THE NATURAL MINERAL WATER, SPRING WATER AND BOTTLED DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2007

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

Regulation 16(5)(a)(iii), (b)(ii) and (d)

SCHEDULE 9PROPERTIES, ELEMENTS, SUBSTANCES AND ORGANISMS, NOT BEING PARAMETERS, WHOSE CONCENTRATION OR VALUE IN BOTTLED DRINKING WATER AND SPRING WATER MUST BE DETERMINED BY AUDIT MONITORING

Property, element, substance or organismConcentration or valueUnitNotes
Ammonium200µg/l
Chloride250mg/lNote 1
Clostridum perfringens (including spores)0

number/

100 ml

Note 2
Conductivity2500µS cm-1 at 20oCNote 1
Iron200µg/l
Oxidisability5,0mg/ l O2Note 3
Coliform bacteria0Number/250 ml
Total organic carbon (TOC)No abnormal changeNote 4
Note 1:The water should not be aggressive.
Note 2:This parameter need not be measured unless the water originates from or is influenced by surface water.
Note 3:This parameter need not be measured if the parameter TOC is analysed.
Note 4:This parameter need not be applied for supplies less than 10000 m3 per day.

Regulation 16(5)(b) (i)

SCHEDULE 10PARAMETERS, PROPERTIES, ELEMENTS, SUBSTANCES AND ORGANISMS IN RELATION TO WHICH CHECK MONITORING MUST BE CARRIED OUT

Aluminium (Note 1)
Ammonium
Colour
Conductivity
Clostridium perfringens (including spores) (Note 2)
Escherichia coli (E. Coli)
Hydrogen ion concentration
Iron (Note 1)
Nitrite (Note 3)
Odour
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Taste
Colony count 22°C and 37°C
Coliform bacteria
Turbidity
Note 1:Necessary only when used as flocculant
Note 2:Necessary only if the water originates from or is influenced by surface water
Note 3:Necessary only when chloramination is used as a disinfectant

Regulation 16(5)(c)

SCHEDULE 11MINIMUM FREQUENCIES FOR SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF SPRING WATER AND BOTTLED DRINKING WATER

Minimum frequency of sampling and analysis for water put into bottles or

containers intended for sale

Volume of water produced for offering for sale in bottles or containers each day (1) m3Check monitoring number of samples per yearAudit monitoring number of samples per year
≤ 1011
> 10 ≤ 60121
> 601 for each 5 m3 and part thereof of the total volume1 for each 100 m3 and part thereof of the total volume
(1) The volumes are calculated as averages taken over a calendar year.

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