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Environmental Health

Water quality

Find out about water testing services and associated charges.

Drinking water

We're responsible for 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

We have 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 water quality from the mains supply.

Testing a private water supply

There are 2 types of private water supply:

  • Type A - may affect public health through business use of volume of water
  • Type B - 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

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

Type B charges - domestic

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

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

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

Lead pipes

It can cause problems in the water supply when it 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.

We don't offer grants to replace lead pipes.

Grants

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

Contact us for more information about these grants

Contact

Phone: 0141 577 3782

Email: environmentalhealth@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk


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