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Latest results from treatment works


The independent drinking water quality regulator has issued its latest results for the Thames region. Some 99.98% of tap samples met the standards in 2006, up from 99.96% in 2005.

Overall, results were better for tests at treatment works, from taps and from locations where treated water is stored (service reservoirs and towers). But 152 sub-standard samples of tap water and 12 water quality incidents revealed 'some weaknesses in water supply management and maintenance arrangements, ' according to regional drinking water quality inspector Jim Foster.

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