The European Communities Drinking Water (No. 2) Regulations 2007, apply to all water supplies (whether supplied from a distribution network, a private source or a tanker or similar means). The Regulations outline the procedures to be followed for the operation and management of a water supply system.
The following supplies are exempted under the Regulations:
- Natural mineral water as defined in the European Communities
(Natural Mineral Water Springs, Spring Waters and other Waters in Bottles
or Containers) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 225 of 2007)
- Water supplied in bottles or containers
- Waters which are medicinal products (within the meaning of EU Council
Directive 65/65/EEC of 26 January 1965)
- Individual supplies of less than 10 cubic metres a day on average
or serving fewer than 50 persons, provided that those supplies are not
used in a commerical or public activity (such as a hotel or similar
commercial outlet, for example, and
- Supplies used solely for purposes in respect of which
(in view of the relevant supervisory authority) the quality of the water
could have no influence whatsoever on the health of consumers.
The Regulations do apply to all water used in food production (whether in manufacturing, processing, preserving or marketing) unless the supervisory authority is satisfied that the quality of the water cannot affect the wholesomeness of the foodstuffs in its finished form.
Regulation 8(3) requires each Water Services Authority to keep a register to record basic operational details of each water supply for which it has supervisory responsibility. All water suppliers are required to complete a Registration Form and return it to their Local Authority.
Limerick County Council wishes to thank water suppliers who have already returned a completed Registration Form.
The Registration Form is available from the Water Services Department
Tel: 061 49 63 26 or can be downloaded using the link below.