The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 govern the installation and maintenance of a plumbing system connected to a public water supply.

They are are in place to protect the public’s health and promote efficient, sensible use of a water supply.

The aim is to protect the public and the water supply from the following:

  • Waste
  • Contamination
  • Misuse
  • Erroneous Measurement
  • Undue Consumption

The regulations place a legal duty on the installers and maintainers of a water supply but also on the consumer of the water. They are not however applicable to water abstracted from a private source.


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