Water Supply Regulations



Course Information

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Intro :

The Department of the Environment published new water supply (water fittings) regulations which came into effect in 1999. These update and supersede the previous range of local water bye laws. National criteria have been laid down as a means of preventing waste, undue consumption, misuse, contamination and the erroneous measurement of water. This qualification is increasingly sought after by local authorities and housing associations and is accepted as evidence for the plumbing competent person.

Aims :

This course has been developed to help plumbers and others involved in the industry to update their knowledge of this legislation which is used to control the installation and use of water supply systems.

Syllabus :

  • Introduction and background to the legislation
  • The Regulations
  • Materials and substances in contact with water
  • Requirements for water fittings
  • Water system design and installation
  • Commissioning systems
  • Prevention of cross connection to unwholesome water
  • Backflow prevention
  • Cold water services
  • Hot water services
  • WC’s flushing devices and urinals
  • Sanitary appliances and water for outside use
  • Review of hot water systems
  • Assessment test

Certification :

BPEC certification on success completion

Notes :

Home study required.

Duration :

1 Day


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