Private Water Supply Conference

19 May 2016

We spent an excellent day as an exhibitor and presenter at the RHE Private Water Supplies (PWS) Workshop & Conference on 18th May.

This event gathered together a broad range of PWS stakeholders including local authorities, water companies, laboratories, equipment manufacturers, hydrogeologists, and academics. It provided a great forum to discuss PWS issues, including emerging concerns such as radon and cryptosporidium.

Our break-out session was chaired by Alan Brown, our Scientific Support Manager, and focussed on the regulatory requirements for UKAS & DWTS sampling, transportation and reporting.

A key take-home message for us was that local authorities would appreciate more support from their laboratories on interpretation of results and possible follow on actions after PCV failures. We also received a number of requests for sampling training. We are actively pursuing both of these areas and will be in touch with local authorities to gather more detailed information on their requirements.

For more information on this event, please follow the following link to the RHE Private Water Supplies Workshop & Conference event page.

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