Private water supply charges

Last Updated: 7 September 2021

Retests are charged at sampling plus analysis cost. The maximum fee relates to the highest charge that is allowed under the regulations.

Charges for risk assessments and testing
Services Our fee (£) Maximum fee (£)
Risk assessment (each assessment) 50 per hour 500
Sampling (each visit) 90 100
Investigation (each visit) 50 per hour 100
Granting an authorisation (each authorisation) 100 100
Analysing a sample: Regulation 10 19.44 25
Analysing a sample: Group A 35.85 100
Analysing a sample: Group A & B 232.05 500

A detailed list of parameters tested for at the United Utilities UKAS accredited laboratory.

Sample category Parameters included

Group A+B

Regulation 9

E.coli, Enterococci, Total Coliforms, Colony Count 22°C, Clostridium Perfringens, Taste, Odour, Trichloroethene, Tetrachloroethene, Tetrachloromethane, Aluminium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Sodium, Colour, Conductivity, Turbidity, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Zinc, Mercury, Total Organic Carbon, Antimony, Arsenic, Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Selenium, Gross Alpha, Gross Beta
Total Cyanide, Benzo(a)pyrene, Benzo(b)fluoranthene, Benzo(k)fluoranthene, Benzo(ghi)perylene, Indeno(123-cd)pyrene, Fluoride, pH, Sulphate, Bromate, Bromide Benzene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide, Lindane, Chloride, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate
Group A E.coli, Total Coliforms, Colony Count 22°C, Taste and Odour Aluminium, Iron, Manganese, Colour, Conductivity, Turbidity, pH, Ammonium, Nitrate, Nitrite
Regulation 10 E.coli, Enterococci, Conductivity, Turbidity, pH