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DWI Drinking Water Inspectorate


Area 4a, Ergon House
Horseferry Road
United Kingdom

Membership Type

Regulatory Partner


0300 068 6400

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Product/Service Category (where applicable)

Nature of business

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) was formed in 1990 to provide independent reassurance that public water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable to consumers.

Details of business

The Drinking Water Inspectorate is organised into three parts
Operations -The Operations group leads the core process of technical audit of water companies and covers operating practices of water companies, assessment of water company sampling programmes and results, investigation of consumer complaints about drinking water quality and assessment of incidents potentially affecting drinking water quality.
Regulatory Strategy- The Regulatory Strategy group lead on water company programmes for improving drinking water quality and the Inspectorate's input into Ofwat periodic review of water prices. Additionally, the regulations team oversees the Inspectorate's enforcement processes.
Science and Policy - The Science and Policy Group leads on scientific evidence and Defra's water quality and health research programme, strategic relationships with external and international stakeholders, corporate governance arrangements and strategic business planning, communications and knowledge management strategies, product approvals, water quality data management and enquiries from the public.

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