Water Supplies

The supply of water to your property can either be a public mains water supply provided by a water company e.g. Bristol Water, or it can be from a private water supply such as water from a well, spring or borehole, river or rain water.

Whatever your water source everyone has the right to expect clean, safe drinking water.

If you are on a public mains water supply in the Mendip area this is supplied by Bristol Water.
If you are hosting a large event you must have a wholesome water supply free from bacteria, parasites and chemical contamination for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene.
A private water supply is any water supply which is not provided directly by a water company e.g. a well, spring or borehole, stream, river, lake or pond. The supply may serve just one property or several properties. A private water supply must not be bought into use until the authority is satisfied that the supply does not constitute a potential danger to health. All water supplies are required to have a treatment system installed.