Close ​​​​​​​Waste collections

Bins not been emptied? We do apologise, but due to changes to our waste collection services the crews are finding they are not able to make it to some properties on the right day. We are working to address this. If your bin hasn't been emptied, check our webpage to see if you live in an area we know about and, if so, please just leave your bin out. You do not need to report it to us. We are doing everything we can to return to your property in the following day or two. You can also find out more about the changes to our bin collections and check your bin day with our online calendar.

Private water supplies

Allerdale has many commercial and domestic premises that draw their water from private supplies. As a Council we have a legal responsibility to sample the water from these premises.

We also act as the regulators for private water supplies and have a number of statutory duties under the Private Water Supplies Regulations. 

These Regulations place a duty on us to conduct a risk assessment of each private water supply within their area and to undertake monitoring in order to determine compliance with drinking water standards. 

We also have powers under the Regulations to require that a supply is improved by the relevant person(s) who control the supply.

More information on private water supplies

Further information about the responsibilities of the owner/operator/user of the supply can be found on the Defra website.

Arranging an inspection of your private water supply

Use our general enquiry form to arrange and inspection, register your private water supply to us, and arrange dairy hygiene monitoring. Mark your enquiry for the Environmental Protection team and provide contact details so we can ring you back (and when is the best time for you).

Go to our enquiry form

Consultation

Defra has carried out a consultation on the proposed amendments to the Private Water Supply Regulations 2016 and the Private Water Supplies Regulations. Full details of the outcome of the consultation can be found on the Government website.