Decision details

Charging for Inspection and Sampling of Private Water Supplies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1)    That the Cabinet noted that strong progress had been made to improve private water supplies in the district to protect human health and vulnerable communities. The initial risk assessment, sampling and enforcement of majority of high-risk supplies in the district was now completed or improvements were in progress;

2)    The Cabinet agreed that the Council begin charging for risk assessment and sampling of private supplies now that most immediate health risks are mitigated for the majority of supplies and that on-going sampling and risk assessment costs could be recovered;

3)    The Cabinet agreed that the Council begin charging for officer time and mileage as permitted in legislation; and

4)    The Cabinet decided that an additional CSB budget allocation of £10,000 per annum be agreed to meet the sampling costs, to be subsequently recovered from property owners, with the Council looking to recover at least that same amount per annum.


Report author: Simon Bell

Publication date: 07/11/2019

Date of decision: 31/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 31/10/2019 - Cabinet

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