RPZ FAQs: Notification

What is means by conditions of consent?

Where the water fittings regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, byelaws in Scotland apply advanced notice is required for most types of proposed plumbing work.

Water undertakers have 10 working days to respond. They can withhold or grant consent, which is their official approval for the installation of water fittings. Where consent is conditional these requirements must be adhered to.

In the case of RPZ valves, where consent is granted, it will always be conditional. Failure to comply with the requirements specified as a condition of consent may result in the water undertaker taking enforcement action which may include temporarily disconnecting the water supply to the premises and requiring the removal of the RPZ valve. Reconnection shall only be with the agreement of the water undertaker.

Please contact the local water undertaker for further information.



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