Bacteriophages in tap water

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Michael Jozefiak

Dear Sir or Madam,

I'd be grateful if you could please tell me:

1) Do you test for bacteriophages in tap water?

2) If the answer to 1) is 'yes', which types of bacteriophage have been found and in what quantities e.g. ppm?

Yours faithfully,

Mike Jozefiak

Sutton and East Surrey Water plc

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Ruth Nelham, Sutton and East Surrey Water plc


Thank you for your email regarding the testing of bacteriophages.
As the analysis of these viruses is not required in the Water Supply
(Water Quality) Regulations 2000, Sutton and East Surrey Water do not
test for them.

Kind Regards
Ruth Nelham

Ruth Nelham
Process Scientist
Sutton and East Surrey Water plc
Phone: 01737 785882
Fax: 01737 785865

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Michael Jozefiak

Dear Ruth,

Many thanks for your information.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Jozefiak