Experts from wholesaler, Bristol Water, have shared their top 5 tips for avoiding water regulation infringements as a business.
1. Stop valves with open ends – these can represent a redundant fitting on the system, be used for other purposes which may represent a backflow risk and can result in leakage if letting by.
2. Hose Union Taps – the risk associated with hoses being submerged in contaminated fluids cannot be mitigated by control measures. Backflow protection arrangements or devices are required to protect against the highest downstream risks.
3. Showers which incorporate a flexible hose that may become submerged cannot be mitigated by control measures. Backflow protection arrangements or devices are required to protect against the downstream risk. The backflow protection needs to be suitable for the risk.
4. Whole site protection – the installation of a suitable backflow prevention device or arrangement is required at the boundary of the site. This provides a level of backflow protection to the network and other users.
5. Redundant fittings – redundant fittings constitute a dead leg on the system containing stagnant water.
Download a leaflet laying out the guidelines here, and share with the relevant people within your company.
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