Private Water Supply Quality at the New Visitor Centre Near Stonehenge

Tim Daw made this Freedom of Information request to Wiltshire Council

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Dear Wiltshire Council,

Wiltshire council through its Environmental Protection Team is responsible for making sure water from private water supplies is safe to drink and use

As a consumer of the water please could you supply me with

(a)the risk assessment;

(b)the date, results and location of any sampling and analysis relating to that supply, and the reason for taking the sample;

(c)the results of any investigation undertaken in accordance with Private Water Supply Regulations;

(g)any notices served;

(h)any action agreed to be taken by any person under Private Water Supply Regulations;

with regard to the private water supply to the New Visitor Centre near Stonehenge operated by English Heritage since its opening.

Please also note the concerns being raised by the presence of Radon containing phosphatic chalk under the Stonehenge WHS and so please confirm that the water is also tested for radioactivity.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Daw

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Mr. Daw,

Request for information – reference RFI - ENQ06638-REQ001

Thank you for your request for information received on Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

Your request is being considered and if the information is held you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days of receipt of your request as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

I may contact you during that time if the request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

Please note that some information you have requested may not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld by law. If we find it necessary to withhold any information we will explain our reasons for doing so at the same time as we provide you with your copy of any information that can be released to you.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Team
Governance Service
Legal and Governance
Wiltshire Council
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN

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Dear Mr.Daw,

Request for Information – reference RFI - ENQ06638-REQ001

Thank you for your request for information received on Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

Section 39 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires us to respond to requests for information about the environment under different legislation: the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, rather than under the Freedom of Information Act. The definition of “environment” under this legislation is very wide. I consider that the information you have requested relates to the environment and must therefore be dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

In response to your request officers have provided the attached.

The Council has not withheld any information in relation to this request under the exceptions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

If you are unhappy with this result, you can raise a complaint under the council’s Review Procedure for Information Requests (enclosed) within 40 days of receiving the information. When you have exhausted the council’s procedure you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, www.ico.org.uk or 0303 123 1113. If you would like to discuss any of the information provided to you or would like further information on the review procedure, please contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Sukhvir Kaur
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council
Corporate Office
Information Governance
County Hall – 1st Floor,
Trowbridge,
Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

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