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Understanding and Preparing for a Contamination Incident Across the UK Water Network


A sustained and transparent commitment by the UK water industry ensures that current water treatment practices deliver a high level of protection against cryptosporidium exposure and infection via the potable water supply infrastructure.

The recent cryptosporidium outbreak in Lancashire, however, serves as a timely reminder of the need for review of ongoing risk mitigation strategies, including event preparedness and the value of bespoke insurance cover.

In this latest adviser, Marsh examines what is required to prepare for a contamination incident across the UK water network. The paper covers:

  • Risk and probability.
  • Mitigating the risk.
  • Corporate preparedness and event management.
  • Insurance: Pollution or contamination.
  • Key takeaways.
  • 2015 Lancashire outbreak in brief.