RPZ FAQs: Testing

Can a water undertaker refuse to accept a test report?

Yes, a water undertaker can consider a test report to be invalid and decline to accept it.

To be considered by the local water undertaker as being valid a test report must be:
  • Completed, signed and dated by a RPZ tester they consider to be competent using calibrated suitable test equipment
  • Submitted in an acceptable format
  • Provide the minimum information required
  • Be received by the local water undertaker within 10 working days of test – unless the valve fails test in which case specific reporting requirements apply.

For further information please refer to the RPZ AIM.


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