Consultation on consolidated Private Water Supplies Regulations to implement Directive (EU) 2015/1787

Consultation opened on 15 June 2017. Closing date 10 August 2017.

Summary

The purpose of Directive (EU) 2015/1787 is to revise the monitoring and analysis requirements set in Annex II and Annex III of Directive 98/86/EC (the Drinking Water Directive). Member States are required to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the revised Drinking Water Directive by 27 October 2017.

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Consultation description

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is seeking comments on proposals to introduce new consolidated Private Water Supplies Regulations in order to transpose Directive (EU) 2015/1787.

The purpose of Directive (EU) 2015/1787 is to revise the monitoring and analysis requirements set in Annex II and Annex III of Directive 98/86/EC (the Drinking Water directive). Member States are required to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the revised Drinking Water Directive by 27 October 2017.

This consultation paper is specifically seeking comments on the Department's proposals to update and consolidate its private drinking water supplies legislation in order to transpose Directive (EU) 2015/1787. The Department is proposing to revoke and replace the Private Water supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (as amended).

Following the close of the consultation, the Department has prepared a synopsis of the responses received during the consultation period.

Synopsis of responses received in respect of the consultation on proposals to make legislation in respect of private drinking water supplies in order to transpose Directive (EU) 2015/1787 and consolidate current legislation

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