General: Overview

Where and when do the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations/ byelaws in Scotland apply?

The water fittings regulations/byelaws apply to all premises with a mains water supply, even if it is only a backup supply arrangement.

The regulations/byelaws apply to all water fittings (both above and below ground) and water using appliances from the point where the mains water enters the property (usually the stop tap at the property boundary) to the point it is used by the consumer. 

The current regulations/byelaws do not apply to plumbing systems which were lawfully installed under previous water fittings byelaws. However, water undertakers can require changes to be made to such systems under other legislation.



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