Water regulation advice
Knowing what regulations apply to your business and how to make sure you comply, can be critical to your business.
Our expert technical consultancy team can provide friendly, helpful and efficient water regulation advice to help your business understand and meet its legal requirements, preventing mistakes from being made before they happen.
Water regulations England
In order to protect your water supply from contamination, it is important that your fixtures and fittings are correctly installed and in a good state of repair. The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 set out requirements for the design, materials, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and water-using appliances. As a business, it is your legal duty to ensure your systems satisfy these requirements.
The purpose of these regulations is to protect your drinking water supply from contamination and prevent inefficient use of water or incorrect measurement of. The regulations apply in England and Wales to all plumbing systems, water fittings and equipment supplied, or to be supplied, with water from the public water supply. This applies to systems in all types of premises.
Water regulations Scotland
The Water Byelaws are created under Section 70 of the Water (Scotland) Act 1980 to help protect your water supply from contamination.
Water Byelaws help ensure that connection to the water network are safe by regulating the fittings and materials used in plumbing systems and water-using appliances.
The Water Byelaws apply to all plumbing systems, water fittings and appliances connected to the public water supply. As a business, you need to ensure your whole plumbing system is correctly installed and maintained to comply with Water Byelaws. Complying with these Byelaws can help prevent criminal prosecution and potential contamination of the public water supply or water supplies in other parts of your premises.
Information on greywater reuse
The purpose of greywater re-use is to provide an alternative source of water that can reduce demand for high quality water from the public supply.
The British Standard BS8525-1:2010 (Greywater Systems Code of Practice) will tell you that greywater should only be for toilet flushing and irrigating gardens as long as it has been treated enough. It shouldn’t be used for anything that needs safe and wholesome water quality, because of potential health risks.