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Water quality

We look at water quality in these areas:

  • private water supplies - for those who get their water from boreholes, wells and natural springs. We monitor for bacteria and chemicals
  • bathing waters along the coast
  • mains water

Most water supplies are mains water and are supplied by a water company. This is either Wessex Water or South-West Water in Somerset West and Taunton.

The water companies monitor the quality of their supplies. They give reports each year to the Drinking Water Inspectorate and the local council in their areas.

If you want to enquire or complain about your water quality, contact the water company. It may be aware of the problem.