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Tap water is now even better

The quality of the water we drink and use for washing and cleaning in our homes has got even better, according to the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI).

The regulator’s latest report says drinking water quality increased in 2013 compared to 2012.

Around two million samples were taken in England and Wales, with 99.97% meeting or exceeding the strict standards set.

Pamela Taylor, Water UK’s Chief Executive, said:

“The huge investment water companies make each year means yet again that the quality of the water we drink is amongst the best in the world.

“However we know we must never drop our standards and will act on the DWI’s point in its report about the need for constant vigilance and careful maintenance.”

Figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland will be published later in the year.

Water UK Communication