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Private Water Supplies Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is provided for clarification on how the council will manage the information you provide about private water supplies.

It is necessary for the council to gather, collect, store and process personal information relating to private water supplies. The council puts measures in place to protect the privacy of individuals throughout this process.  

As a public authority, Council takes your rights and freedoms seriously and will only release information when required under law or with your consent.  Further information about your rights, how to contact the Data Protection Officer, how long information is held or how we process your personal information can be found at the Privacy webpage.

Information we may collect

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Email address
  • Number and ages of residents


We may share the information with

  • Other departments of the council
  • Government departments such as the Drinking Water Inspectorate and Environment Agency
  • NHS and UK Medical Agencies e.g. GP practices
  • Police
  • Health & Safety Executive
  •  Essex County Council
  • Trading Standards
  • Essex Fire and Rescue

The council will only keep your information for as long as necessary.  Full details of how long the council retains your information can be found in the council's Document Retention Policy (PDF) [705KB] .  After this time your information will be securely destroyed.



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