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The Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2017

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Requirement to carry out a risk assessment

6.—(1) A local authority(1) must carry out a risk assessment for every private water supply in its area and review and update that risk assessment every 5 years (or earlier if it considers that the existing risk assessment is inadequate).

(2) In the case of a supply provided to a single dwelling, the duty in paragraph (1) applies only where that supply is provided as part of a commercial or public activity or as part of a domestic tenancy.

(3) In the case of a supply provided to a single dwelling not falling within paragraph (2), a local authority must carry out a risk assessment if requested to do so by the owner or occupier of that dwelling.

(4) A risk assessment must—

(a)establish whether there is a significant risk of supplying water that would constitute a potential danger to human health;

(b)satisfy the requirements of the Security of Drinking Water Supply Guidelines for Risk and Crisis Management(2); and

(c)take into account the results from the monitoring programmes established by the second paragraph of Article 7(1) of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(3).

(5) A local authority must within 12 months of having carried out a risk assessment provide the Welsh Ministers with a summary of the results of that assessment.

(1)

See section 219 of the Act (as amended by paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 11 to the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19)) for the meaning of “local authority”.

(2)

EN 15975-2.

(3)

OJ No. L 327, 22.12.2000, p. 1, as last amended by Commission Directive 2014/101/EU (OJ No. L 311, 31.10.2014, p. 32).

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