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

Simpson, John,

"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"

Mike

Thank you for your enquiry relating to bacteriophages in water. We do not
undertake any testing for bacteriophages in tap water. However we do
ensure that all our water is fully treated so as to be disinfected and
free from pathogens; we test for various indicator organisms from raw
sources, treatment works, storage tanks and from customers at random,
following the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 (as amended
2007), to prove the efficacy of our treatment processes and that our water
is safe to drink.

John Simpson

Water Quality Scientist

Folkestone and Dover Water Services

Cherry Garden Lane

Folkestone

Kent

CT19 4QB

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