Drinking Water Quality in Northern Ireland the Best Ever

NI Water’s customers in Northern Ireland are drinking the best ever quality tap water, according to the group’s recently published ‘Drinking Water Quality Report for 2010’. During 2010, NI Water carried out more than 227,000 tests on the water supplies to check and assure the water quality.

“Drinking water compliance has continuously improved over the last four years. Mean Zonal Compliance, measured at customers’ taps, has improved from 99.74% in 2009 to 99.81% in 2010,” comments Trevor Haslett, interim chief executive of NI Water. “The increase in compliance this year is largely due to the targeted capital investment to upgrade water treatment works and an ongoing Mains Rehabilitation Programme.”

Dymphna Gallagher, head of quality & compliance, emphasises that NI Water’s ongoing capital investment programme has delivered improvements in service and quality for customers: “Whilst we continue to make progress, we are also aware that further challenges lie ahead and that investment must continue in order to maintain this high standard and address the few remaining areas of non-compliance.”

NI Water’s PC10 (Strategic Business Plan) period of investment runs from 2010-2013.

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