Drinking water

Find out about water testing services and associated charges.

Owners and users are responsible for the water quality from a private supply.

A private supply is one that doesn't come from Scottish Water and is from a:

  • spring
  • well
  • borehole

However, we've a duty to:

  • test water quality
  • suggest improvements
  • give advice on health risks
  • offer grants for certain work to private supplies

Scottish Water is responsible for water quality from the mains supply.

Testing a private water supply

There are 2 types of private water supply:

  • Type A, which may affect public health through business use of volume of water
  • Type B, which is for domestic use only

Type A charges - business

You need to check Type A water supplies once a year.

You should contact us to discuss what type of check you need and the charge.

Type of checkCharge (£)
Standard yearly check and audit180
Carry out risk assessment50
Visit to premises for risk assessment70
Review to risk assessment50


Type B charges - domestic

You can ask us to test the water if you live somewhere with a Type B supply.

You should contact us to discuss what type of check you need and the charge.

Type of checkCharge (£)
Bacterial and chemical analysis122
Risk assessment50
Visit to premises for risk assessment70


Lead pipes

It can cause problems if the water supply comes into contact with:

  • lead supply pipes
  • lead tanks
  • lead solder pipes
  • some brass fittings and taps

If you think you have lead pipes or fittings you should look to see if it's affecting the water supply. You may have to repair or replace the pipes.

Grants

Scottish Government offer grants for Type B and some Type A private water supplies to improve, protect or upgrade it. 

Contact us

Phone: 0141 577 3782

Email: environmentalhealth@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Last modified on 13rd July 2020

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