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The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

    2. 2.Application of Regulations

  3. PART II REQUIREMENTS

    1. 3.Restriction on installation etc. of water fittings

    2. 4.Requirements for water fittings etc.

    3. 5.Notification

    4. 6.Contractor’s certificate

  4. PART III ENFORCEMENT ETC.

    1. 7.Penalty for contravening regulations

    2. 8.Modification of section 73 of the Act

    3. 9.Inspections, measurements and tests

    4. 10.Enforcement

    5. 11.Relaxation of requirements

    6. 12.Approval by the regulator or the water undertaker

    7. 13.Disputes

    8. 14.Revocation of byelaws

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      FLUID CATEGORIES

      1. Fluid category 1

      2. Fluid category 2

      3. Fluid category 3

      4. Fluid category 4

      5. Fluid category 5

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER FITTINGS

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule– “backflow” means flow upstream, that is in...

      2. Materials and substances in contact with water

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, no material or substance,...

      3. Requirements for water fittings

        1. 3.Every water fitting shall– (a) be immune to or protected...

        2. 4.Every water fitting shall– (a) be watertight;

        3. 5.Every water fitting shall be capable of withstanding an internal...

        4. 6.No water fitting shall be installed, connected or used which...

        5. 7.(1) No water fitting shall be embedded in any wall...

      4. Water system design and installation

        1. 8.No water fitting shall be installed in such a position,...

        2. 9.Any pipe supplying cold water for domestic purposes to any...

        3. 10.(1) Every supply pipe or distributing pipe providing water to...

        4. 11.Water supply systems shall be capable of being drained down...

        5. 12.(1) The water system shall be capable of withstanding an...

        6. 13.Every water system shall be tested, flushed and where necessary...

      5. Prevention of cross connection to unwholesome water

        1. 14.(1) Any water fitting conveying– (a) rain water, recycled water...

      6. Backflow prevention

        1. 15.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, every...

      7. Cold water services

        1. 16.(1) Every pipe supplying water connected to a storage cistern...

      8. Hot water services

        1. 17.(1) Every unvented water heater, not being an instantaneous water...

        2. 18.Appropriate vent pipes, temperature control devices and combined temperature pressure...

        3. 19.Discharges from temperature relief valves, combined temperature pressure and relief...

        4. 20.(1) No vent pipe from a primary circuit shall determine...

        5. 21.Every expansion cistern or expansion vessel, and every cold water...

        6. 22.(1) Every expansion valve, temperature relief valve or combined temperature...

        7. 23.(1) A temperature relief valve or combined temperature and pressure...

        8. 24.No supply pipe or secondary circuit shall be permanently connected...

      9. WC's, flushing devices and urinals

        1. 25.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph–

      10. Baths, sinks, showers and taps

        1. 26.All premises supplied with water for domestic purposes shall have...

        2. 27.A drinking water tap shall be supplied with water from–...

        3. 28.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), every bath, wash basin, sink...

      11. Washing machines, dishwashers and other appliances

        1. 29.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), clothes washing machines, clothes washer-driers...

      12. Water for outside use

        1. 30.Every pipe which conveys water to a drinking vessel for...

        2. 31.Every pond, fountain or pool shall have an impervious lining...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      BYELAWS REVOKED

  6. Explanatory Note

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