Water: Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 10 September 2018.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the levels of (a) lead and (b) phosphorus are in the water supply for each regional water authority.

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The Drinking Water Inspectorate receives sampling data for drinking water from water companies formed when the water industry was privatised.

Lead - The results for 2017 are provided in Table 1:-

Company Name

Parameter Name

1 percentile (representing a minimum). Units are microgrammes per litre

99 percentile (representing a maximum). Units are microgrammes per litre

Affinity Water Ltd

Lead

1

7.3044

Albion Water Ltd

Lead

0.04

1.55

Albion Eco Ltd

Lead

0.11

1.27

Anglian Water Services Ltd

Lead

0.16

6.3605

Bristol Water Plc

Lead

0.03

7.883

Cambridge Water Company Plc

Lead

0.05

5.1

Cholderton & District Water Company Ltd

Lead

0.2

3.5

Dee Valley Water Plc

Lead

0.1

3.779

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Lead

0.04

6.152

Essex & Suffolk Water

Lead

0.033

8.53

Icosa Water Ltd

Lead

0.18

0.22

Independent Water Networks (Eastern)

Lead

0.03

5.15

Northumbrian Water Ltd

Lead

0.033

12.45

Portsmouth Water Plc

Lead

0.1

14.12

Leep Water Networks

Lead

0.05

0.29

Sembcorp Bournemouth Water Ltd

Lead

0.2

3.424

SES Water

Lead

0.2

6.573

South East Water Plc

Lead

0.5

9.322

Southern Water Services Ltd

Lead

0.03

6.8295

Scottish and Southern Energy

Lead

0.03

0.64

South Staffordshire Water Plc

Lead

0.05

5.898

Severn Trent Water Ltd

Lead

0.3345

9.142

South West Water Ltd

Lead

0.2

10.4524

Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Lead

0.2

10.267

United Utilities Water Plc

Lead

0.05

5.484

Veolia Water Projects

Lead

1

8.21

Wessex Water Services Ltd

Lead

0.1

6.187

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd

Lead

0.03

8.2976

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