Non-statistical indicator

The supply of public drinking and sewerage services varies throughout the UK. The following legislation has been identified as relevant to this indicator -

England and Wales

Following the privatisation of the industry, public water supply and sewerage services are provided by private companies. A Regulatory Framework oversees the industry.

Water Industry Act 1991 contains various legal duties, including -

• Provide, improve and extend a system of public sewers.

• To make provisions necessary to deal with the contents of public sewers.

• Water is to be wholesome at the time of supply.

Scotland

Public water supply and sewerage services are provided by Scottish Water, a public company accountable to Scottish Ministers and Scottish Parliament.

Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 contains various legal duties, including -

• Provision of public sewers.

• To make provisions necessary to deal with the contents of public sewers.

Water (Scotland) Act 1980 contains various legal duties, including -

• Water is to be wholesome at the time of supply.

Northern Ireland

Public water supply and sewerage services are provided by Northern Ireland Water, a public company, accountable to the Department for Infrastructure.

The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 contains various legal duties, including -

• Provide, improve and extend a system of public sewers.

• To make provisions necessary to deal with the contents of public sewers.

• Water is to be wholesome at the time of supply.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator.

Data last updated 08 October 2021
Metadata last updated 08 October 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

Target name

Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

World Health Organisation (WHO), UN Environment (UNEP), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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