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The Water Industry Act 1991

Water undertakers are responsible for the enforcement of the Water Regulations

  • The Water Industry Act 1991 places duties and responsibilities on:
    • suppliers of water (that it should be clean, free from impurities and fit for drinking)
    • the installer and owner (for all fittings and is liable to maintain them)
    • £1200 - penalty for each offence

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Water Supply (water fittings) Regulations 1999

  • Water Supply (water fittings) Regulations 1999 (replaced 1986 water By-laws) online version
    • Part 1 - defining terms used in the Regulations and explaining what they apply to
    • Part 2 - quality or standard of water fittings and their installation
    • Schedule 2 - requirements for water fittings (most of the information plumbers need to know)
    • Part 3 - requirements for Approved Contractors and water Undertakers
    • Schedule 3 - covers the Byelaws revoked

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Other documents

  • Approved Guidance Document (by WRAS) - explains in more details the expectations of the Regulations
  • Water Regulations Guide (by WRAS) - gives practical advice on compliance with the regulations and how they can be achieved
  • The Water Regulations Advisory Committee has made recommendations for requirements suggested that the use of recycled water could make significant contributions to water conservation
  • Department of the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs DEFRA - owns the regulations
    reed more
  • WRAS - contains details of the Approved Contractor Scheme (WIAPS)
    • to find an approved plumber

  • WIAPS - water industry approved plumber scheme

  • BS 3505:1986 - specification for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (I) pressure pipes for cold potable water
  • BS 6572:1985 - specification for blue polyethylene pipes up to nominal size 63 for below ground use for potable water
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