What the regulations are for
The regulations prevent waste, misuse, undue consumption, erroneous measurement and prevent contamination.
Notifying the water company of work
In most cases, the installer, owner or occupier must give us advance notice of proposed work.
It is not possible to begin work until we have given consent.
Consent will not be withheld unreasonably, and may be granted subject to conditions, which must be followed.
If consent is not given within ten working days, it is deemed to have been granted.
The installer, owner or occupier must make sure work meets the Regulations.
Enforcing the regulations
The Government require us, the water company, to enforce the regulations.
We will inspect installations, in line with our enforcement policy [PDF].
As the owner, occupier or installer, it is your legal duty to ensure the systems meet the requirements. Where we find breaches of the regulations, you must correct the work.
Carrying out work at marine sites like boatyards
If you need to carry out plumbing work at a marine location such as a boatyard or dock, read the industry best practice guidance for inland and coastal marine work [PDF] to make sure your project is compliant.