HC Deb 28 February 1989 vol 148 cc113-4W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which water abstraction plants for domestic use in the Anglian water region are complying with EEC limits on the nitrate levels in water supply; which are not; and on what dates each of the plants which are not complying will comply with the limits.

Mr. Moynihan

With the exception of the following:

Isleham Congham
Bircham Waneham Bridge
Fring Drove Lane (Clayhill)
Sedgeford Barrow
Beachamwell Ulceby
Gayton Otby/Bully Hills
Marham Aswarby
Moulton Binbrook
Bedford Haborough

Little London Bowthorpe
Branston Booths Lyng Forge
Thorpe Harpley

all remaining water treatment plants in the Anglian water authority region comply with the nitrate standard in the EC drinking water directive.

Programmes of improvement have been submitted to my Department and, depending on the progress of the development work now in hand, all plants should comply with the directive standard by 1995.