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New Chief Inspector of Drinking Water appointed

Marcus Rink has been appointed Chief Inspector of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) for England and Wales.


Marcus Rink has been appointed as Chief Inspector of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) for England and Wales by the Secretary of State for Environment, Elizabeth Truss, and the Welsh Government’s Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant AM.

He will take up this post from 1 August 2015 replacing Professor Jeni Colbourne MBE who has been in this position since 2003.

With nearly 30 years of experience working in health, environment and the water industry, Mr Rink has been with the Drinking Water Inspectorate since 2002. From 2008, he has been responsible for the operational regulation in England and Wales as Deputy Chief Inspector.

Currently Mr Rink is the UK member of the European Microbiology Expert Group and Chair of the Strategic Board of the Standing Committee of Analysts.

For information

  • The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) was established in 1989 to regulate public water supplies in England and Wales.
  • DWI is responsible for assessing the quality of drinking water in England and Wales, taking enforcement action if standards are not being met, and taking appropriate action when water is unfit for human consumption.
  • For more information, go to DWI,UK
Published 22 July 2015