RPZ FAQs: General

I have just received a letter telling me an RPZ valve needs testing - what does this mean and what do I have to do?

It means there is an RPZ valve on-site which needs to be compliance tested by a competent RPZ tester before the test due date in order to comply with the conditions of consent which permitted its installation.

One way to identify a competent RPZ tester is to search using the WaterSafe website.

It is important to act as 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

Contact the local water undertaker for further information.


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