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The Private Water Supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Notice on potential risk to human health

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19.—(1) The Department must serve a notice under this regulation on a relevant person instead of a notice under Article 119 of the 2006 Order for a private water supply monitored under these regulations if—

(a)the supply is a potential risk to human health; and

(b)serving the notice will not create a greater risk to human health than not serving it.

(2) The notice must prohibit the supply of water, or restrict what the water may be used for and must also specify—

(a)the relevant person;

(b)the supply concerned;

(c)the grounds for the notice;

(d)the parameters concerned;

(e)previous relevant monitoring results;

(f)the geographical area, the estimated quantity of water supplied each day and whether or not any food production undertaking is affected; and

(g)any other remedial action that the Department considers necessary to protect human health.

(3) The Department must ensure that consumers are promptly informed of the service of the notice and must provide any necessary advice to protect human health.

(4) The Department must notify the Public Health Agency, and District Council for the district in which the private supply is situated, regarding a notice issued under this regulation.

(5) The notice may be subject to conditions and may be amended by a further notice at any time.

(6) The Department must revoke the notice as soon as there is no longer a potential risk to human health.

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