General: Overview

Who has to comply?

Any premises with, or which will have, a mains water supply falls under the scope of the water fittings regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, byelaws in Scotland.

These regulations/byelaws place a legal duty on the owners or occupiers of premises and anyone undertaking plumbing work for them to ensure all the applicable requirements are complied with. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.



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Uncontrolled if downloaded. This is informative, non-statutory guidance and intended for general guidance purposes only; it is subject to change.

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.