Private water supplies

Private water supplies - list of charges

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Maximum charge

Example charging scheme

Comments

Risk assessment £500 £20 per hour Minimum charge of £50. A simple risk assessment and report would typically take 5 hours
Sampling £100 Officer time at £20 per hour plus mileage at 65p per mile plus lab fees at cost (available on request) Charge for visit and to take a sample
Investigation £100 Officer time at £20 per hour plus mileage at 65p per mile plus lab fees at cost (available on request) Carried out in the event of test failur. Can be substituted by a risk assessment
Authorisation £100 Officer time at £20 per hour Application by the owner of a supply for permission to breach a standard temporarily whilst remedial work is carried out
Analysis:
Under Reg 10 (domestic supplies) £25 £18.60 Where a supply provides less than 10m3 per day or less than 50 people and is used for domestic purposes
Check monitoring £100 £42.20 Check monitoring is carried out to ensure that water complies with the standards. Where possible, it should be carried out at the same time as any requirement for audit monitoring to reduce costs
Audit monitoring (commercial supplies) £500 £239.30 if all parameters are sampled (which is unlikely) Additional parameters are sampled less often to ensure the water complies with all safety standards
  • Where more than one property is on the supply, the total costs are divided equally between all properties
  • There is no fee to pay where a sample is taken and analysed solely to confirm or clarify the results of a previous sample
     
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