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The Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2017

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Water Industry Act 1991;

“the 2010 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 2010”) means the Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010(1);

“the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water” (“y Prif Arolygydd Dŵr Yfed”) means the person designated by the Welsh Ministers under section 86(1B) of the Act (assessors for the enforcement of water quality)(2);

“consumer” (“defnyddiwr”) mean a person to whom a private water supply is provided for human consumption purposes;

“disinfection” (“diheintio”) means a process of water treatment to remove, or render harmless to human health, every pathogenic micro-organism and pathogenic parasite that would otherwise be present in the water;

“domestic tenancy” (“tenantiaeth ddomestig”) has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (meaning of key terms)(3);

“indicative dose” (“dos dangosol”) means the committed effective dose for 1 year of ingestion resulting from all the radionuclides whose presence has been detected in a supply of water intended for human consumption, of natural and artificial origin, excluding tritium, potassium−40, radon and short-lived radon decay products;

“monitoring for Group A parameters” (“monitro ar gyfer paramedrau Grŵp A”) has the meaning given in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2;

“monitoring for Group B parameters” (“monitro ar gyfer paramedrau Grŵp B”) has the meaning given in paragraph 3 of Schedule 2;

“NTU” (“NTU”) means Nephelometric Turbidity Unit;

“parameter” (“paramedr”) means a property, element, organism or substance listed in the first column of the Tables in the Schedule 1 as read, where appropriate, with the notes to that Schedule and those Tables;

“prescribed concentration or value” (“crynodiad neu werth rhagnodedig”) in relation to any parameter, means the maximum or minimum concentration or value specified in relation to that parameter in the Tables in Schedule 1 as measured by reference to the unit of measurement so specified, and as read, where appropriate, with the notes to that Schedule and those Tables;

“private water supply” (“cyflenwad dŵr preifat”) means a supply of water other than a supply provided directly by a water undertaker(4) or water supply licensee(5), and which is comprised of all physical assets from the point of abstraction to the point of use, including associated pipes, fittings and tanks;

“relevant person” (“person perthnasol”) means—

(a)

the owner and occupier (who may be the same or different persons) of premises which are supplied with water for domestic or food production purposes by means of a private water supply;

(b)

the owner and occupier (who may be the same or different persons) of land on which any part of the supply is situated;

(c)

any other person who exercises powers of management or control in relation to that supply;

“risk assessment” (“asesiad risg”) means a risk assessment carried out under regulation 6.

(2)

Section 86(1B) was inserted by section 57(3) of the Water Act 2003 (c. 37).

(3)

2014 anaw 7.

(4)

See section 6 of the Act for the meaning of “water undertaker”.

(5)

See section 17A of the Act for the meaning of “water supply licensee”. Section 17A was substituted by section 1(1) of the Water Act 2014 (c. 21).

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