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The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Monitoring: Group A and Group B monitoring

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7.—(1) In this Part, “monitoring of a Group A parameter” (Group A monitoring) means monitoring for the purpose of obtaining information at regular intervals—

(a)as to the organoleptic and microbiological quality of water;

(b)as to the effectiveness of drinking-water treatment (particularly of disinfection) where it is used;

(c)as regards indicator parameters, whether water supplied for regulation 5(1) purposes meets the specifications for those parameters; and

(d)in respect of certain other parameters which may be identified as relevant by a water undertaker in the monitoring programme.

(2) The purpose of monitoring of a Group A parameter is to determine whether the presence of such a parameter in water supplied for regulation 5(1) purposes satisfies the provisions of Part 3 of these Regulations or, if a departure has been authorised under Part 8 in relation to that supply, those provisions as read with the terms of that departure.

(3) In this Part, “monitoring of a Group B parameter” (Group B monitoring) means monitoring each parameter listed in Schedule 1 (other than a parameter being monitored under Group A monitoring) for the purpose of obtaining information from which it may be established—

(a)whether water supplied for the purposes of regulation 5(1) satisfied the provisions of Part 3 of these Regulations or, if a departure has been authorised under Part 8 in relation to that supply, those provisions as read with the terms of that departure; and

(b)as regards indicator parameters, whether water supplied for regulation 5(1) purposes meets the specifications for those parameters.

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