General: Overview

Who enforces the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations/ byelaws in Scotland?

Water undertakers have a legal duty to enforce the water fittings regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, byelaws in Scotland, in their area of supply.

To check the requirements are being complied with water undertakers will carry out inspections and take enforcement action when contraventions/offences are identified.

For further details please refer to water undertakers’ enforcement policies.



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Compliance with this information should not be relied upon as guaranteeing no enforcement action will be taken by water undertakers. Water Regs UK accepts no liability for loss, indirect or consequential loss arising from or in connection with this guidance document.