Breaches of levels in WaterTreatment

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Dear Drinking Water Inspectorate,

Can you supply this info,

1: how many times have water companies accidentally released more
fluoride compound, than authorised to do so, number of incidents.

2: the names of those water companies,

3: what measures do you have in place to ensure this does not
happen again, and will we be notified

Yours faithfully,


DWI Enquiries (DWI), Drinking Water Inspectorate

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Mr Brewster

Thank you for your email. The answers to your questions are as follows:

1.      There has been one event where fluoride was overdosed. This was at
Dimmingsdale works and is reported in Drinking water 2008 (pages 36 and

2.      The company was Severn Trent Water.

3.      The Information Direction 2012 instructs water companies on how to
notify the Inspectorate of any event and there is a code of practice on
the fluoridation of water supplies.


Sarah Morris
Business Performance Manager
Drinking Water Inspectorate
Area 7e
9 Millbank
c/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square

Tel: 030 0068 6420
e-mail: [4][email address]

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