Water quality

Our aim is to maintain the air, land and water in the borough to the highest possible quality. This is done by monitoring the environment, controlling the release of pollution, giving advice and by taking action against those who pollute.

Water in Tower Hamlets is important to us all. Of course, we need it to drink, but we also use it for safe recreation. A large area of our borough borders the river Thames, and there are many canals, docks and other inland waterways.

The Health and Environment section of the council is responsible for the routine testing of both drinking water and recreational water.

The Private Water Supply Regulations 2009 came into force on 1 January 2010 and requires the council to check the quality of private water supplies. These regulations permit London Borough Of Tower Hamlets to recover costs associated with providing particular services to private supply owners/operators such as carrying out risk assessments, investigations and taking and analysing samples.

Register of private water supplies in Tower Hamlets

  • Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP

More information on private water supplies is available from the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) on the DEFRA website.

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