Q. I AM INSTALLING A NEW WATER SERVICE PIPE AND NEED TO KNOW HOW DEEP THE TRENCH SHOULD BE?

A. There are minimum and maximum depths at which service pipes should be laid:

  • Minimum depth is 750 mm
  • Maximum depth is 1350 mm

If you wish to install the service pipe either deeper or shallower than these depths you must notify the local water supplier for permission.

Important note: The gas service should be at 600mm to ensure separation from the water service pipe.

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