Marcus Rink appointed new chief inspector of drinking water

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs appoints deputy as new chief of Drinking Water Inspectorate

By Sarah.Aston

22 Jul 2015

Marcus Rink has been named as the new chief inspector of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI). 

The current deputy inspector – who has been at the inspectorate since 2002 – will replace Jeni Colbourne MBE who has been in the role for 12 years.

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Established in 1989 to regulate public water supplies, DWI is responsible for assessing the quality of drinking water in England and Wales.  

Rink - who is also the UK member of the European Microbiology Expert Group and chair of the Strategic Board of the Standing Committee of Analysts - has nearly 30 years of experience working in health, environment and the water industry.

He takes up the role of chief inspector on 1 August 2015. 



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