Last updated: February 2024

RPZ FAQs: General

Who can remove an RPZ valve?

There are no legal restrictions on who can remove an RPZ valve. But anyone removing one should be competent to do so, for example an approved contractor, and the alteration be in compliance with the requirements of the water fittings regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, byelaws in Scotland.

The local water undertaker is also required to be notified



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