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Water quality

The Environmental Management Team carry out regular sampling and monitoring of water used within the Chichester District, which includes:

  • The risk assessment and monitoring of Private Water Supplies and Private Distribution Systems.
  • Providing advice regarding problems with mains water supplies.
  • Monitoring and publishing links to the bathing water quality sampling results for the three main EU designated bathing beaches in the district.
  • Monitoring and publishing the water quality sampling results from Chichester Harbour.

In addition, monitoring of water from a bottled water processing plant is regularly undertaken by the Health Protection Team.

Reporting water pollution

You can report Water Pollution to the Environment Agency.

Incident hotline: 0800 80 70 60. This is a 24-hour service.

There is further information on how Chichester District Council are managing water quality and wastewater in the Local Plan Area. There are also FAQs available to read.