1 Title, commencement and application

(1)    The title of these Regulations is the Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 and they come into force on 2 February 2011.

(2)    These Regulations apply in relation to the supply of water by every—

(a)    water undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in Wales; and

(b)    licensed water supplier so far as relating to licensed activities using the supply system of any water undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in Wales.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 February 2011: see para (1) above.

2 Amendments

2Amendments

(1)    The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010 are amended as follows.

(2)    In regulation 6 (Monitoring: general provisions)—

(a)    for paragraph (4), substitute—

“(4)    Of the samples taken in accordance with paragraph (3) in relation to each distribution, the first must be analysed for compliance with the parameters E.coli, conductivity and hydrogen ion (item 2 in Table A in Schedule 1, and items 6 and 7 in Schedule 2, respectively), and the second and any subsequent samples must be analysed for compliance with those and every other parameter.”; and

(b)    in paragraph (5), for “9 and 10”, substitute “10 and 11”.

(3)    In regulation 20 (Action by Welsh Ministers), omit paragraph (6).

(4)    Before regulation 21, insert the heading—

“Failure attributable to domestic distribution system where water is supplied to the public”.

(5)    In regulation 33 (Offences), in paragraph (1), for “or (3)”, substitute “or (4)”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 February 2011: see reg 1(1).

Signature

Jane Davidson

Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing, one of the Welsh Ministers

7 January 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/994) (W 99) (“the Principal Regulations”).

The Principal Regulations implement Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of drinking water intended for human consumption, the Drinking Water Directive (OJ No L330, 5.12.1998, p 32), in parts of Wales and England in relation to water supplies by water undertakers and licensed water suppliers. The Principal Regulations also make further provision about the supply of drinking water.

Regulation 2 amends the Principal Regulations as follows—

Paragraph (2)(a) amends the references to the sampling requirements where the distribution of water in any part of a water supply zone is by tanker and is or is likely to be an intermittent short-term supply.

Paragraph (2)(b) amends the references to the chemical parameters that need to be sampled in relation to groundwater and surface water.

Paragraph (3) removes regulation 20(6).

Paragraph (4) inserts the heading for regulation 21.

Paragraph (5) amends regulation 33 of the Principal Regulations by inserting the correct references for the offence provisions set out in regulation 27 of the Principal Regulations.

A regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared for the purpose of these Regulations but the regulatory impact assessment referred to in the Principal Regulations can be obtained from the Water and Climate Change Division of the Welsh Assembly Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ.