DEFRA moves to update drinking water regulations

A new regime to monitor the quality of drinking water is expected to significantly cut the amount of sampling water companies need to carry out. DEFRA is also proposing to remove a cap on fees that local authorities can charge water companies

by Catherine Early
England is 99.96% compliant with drinking water standards. Photograph: Nikky Tok/123RF
England is 99.96% compliant with drinking water standards. Photograph: Nikky Tok/123RF

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