As the sole provider of treated water to the Island, Jersey Water is subject to comprehensive regulation. Whilst having to comply with all of the applicable laws and regulations in force in Jersey, the following are pertinent to the collection, treatment and distribution of water on the Island.
The Water (Jersey) Law 1972 and its amendments govern the way in which the Company may supply water, lay pipework, set its charges and the quality parameters that the water must meet.
The Water Pollution (Jersey) Law 2000 and its amendments aims to maintain and improve the quality of untreated water in and around the Island by the prevention, control, reduction and elimination of the pollution. The law which applies to all Islanders is particularly important in preventing the water used by the Company being contaminated or polluted. The law also controls the discharges by the Company into streams and other watercourses.
The Reservoirs (Jersey) Law 1996 regulates the construction, maintenance and safety of reservoirs.
The Water Resources (Jersey) Law 2007 regulates the abstraction of water from Jersey’s water resources.