Water pollution

Private water supplies

If you have a private water supply, the Council has a responsibility under the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 to sample and monitor the water quality.

Find out more about private water supplies, including information about charges and results:

Bathing waters

The quality of water in swimming pools within leisure centres, private health clubs, hotels and out door pools, hospital hydrotherapy pools, jacuzzis and paddling pools is the responsibility of those managing the facilities.

Officers audit that Health and safety Risk Assessments are in place and ensure that a comprehensive water quality sampling programme is in place.

Monthly, weekly and daily sampling occurs according to the details of the Risk Assessment where this involves the taking of both chemical and microbiological samples.

Mains water supply

Priority is given to ensuring there is an adequate quality water supply to premises involved in food manufacture and food handling, including:

  • Food factories
  • Food shops
  • Takeaways
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Public houses

The Council has a water quality monitoring regime for tanked supplies serving high-rise blocks managed by First Choice Homes.

United Utilities monitor their own supplies.

The Drinking Water Inspectorate provides independent reassurance that water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable to consumers.

Environmental Health Team
Chadderton Town Hall
Middleton Road
Chadderton
Oldham, OL9 6PP
Tel 0161 770 2244
Fax 0161 770 3444