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What we do with the information you give us when you use our Public Protection team at Somerset Council for monitoring private water supplies.

Your RightsPrivacy Notice

Your Rights

You have specific rights in relation to the data that you provide to the Council. To find out more, including how to make a request, please see our Information Rights page.

Privacy Notice

Services covered by this privacy notice: Public Protection – Private Water Supplies

Purpose of the Processing:

Personal data is processed by the Council under a statutory duty covering the identification, maintenance, monitoring, research and enforcement of Private Water Supplies under the Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 (as amended). This may include advisory information by text or email relating to a private water supply.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal: Legal obligation Public Task Performance of a Contract

Categories of Personal Data being Processed

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Email Addresses
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Mobile Numbers
  • Bank Account Name
  • Number and Sort Code
  • Debit/Credit card information
  • Signature
  • Use of premises (domestic/commercial and occupants adult/children)
  • Location of water supply

Special Categories of Personal Data being Processed (if appropriate): Health/medical information

Legal Basis for Processing Special Categories of Personal Data: Substantial Public Interest

Who the data might be shared with

  • DEFRA (Drinking Water Inspectorate)
  • Water undertakers
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Local, county and unitary authorities
  • Public Health England and Health Practitioners
  • Legal representatives
  • Land/property Agents
  • Notify/GOV.UK Notify (text messaging service provider)

How Long Will the Data be Kept For

30 years

Last reviewed: February 27, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: August 27, 2024

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