Introduction: FAQs

Why is it important to comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations/byelaws in Scotland?

We all take it for granted when we turn the tap on there will be water and it will be safe to drink.

The water fittings regulations/byelaws exist to help ensure this is the case. Their purpose is to prevent customers plumbing systems contaminating and wasting drinking water supplies, an important public health measure to protect both those within the premises and the wider community.

The need for everyone to have access to clean, safe drinking water is why it is so important for those responsible for water fittings to ensure plumbing systems are compliant with all, not just some of the applicable parts of the regulations/byelaws.






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