A private water supply is any water supply which is not provided by a Water Company and which is not considered to be a ‘mains’ supply. Private water supplies can be obtained from a variety of sources including springs, wells, boreholes, rivers, streams and lakes. All private water supplies can pose a potential threat to health unless they are adequately protected and treated.
A private water supply could serve just one property, or it could be a large supply with a distribution network supplying water to many properties. There are just over 160 registered private water supplies within Winchester’s district, serving approximately 2000 residents.