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What are the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations/byelaws in Scotland?

The water fittings regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, byelaws in Scotland are legal requirements which apply to all premises which have, or will have, a mains water supply, even it is only a backup supply.

An important item of public health legislation, their purpose is to protect drinking water supplies. Their objective is to prevent contamination, misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water. They do this by setting legal requirements for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of water fittings, including water-using appliances.






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