The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 govern the installation and maintenance of a plumbing system connected to a public water supply.

They are are in place to protect the public’s health and promote efficient, sensible use of a water supply.

The aim is to protect the public and the water supply from the following:

  • Waste
  • Contamination
  • Misuse
  • Erroneous Measurement
  • Undue Consumption

The regulations place a legal duty on the installers and maintainers of a water supply but also on the consumer of the water. They are not however applicable to water abstracted from a private source.

If you would like further information you can find this on the Water Regs UK website(opens in a new tab). They have informative videos on topics such as backflow and what it is as well as how the plumbing regulations affect you.

You can also contact us for more guidance or help.

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To notify us of changes to your plumbing system, please complete our online form by clicking on the blue button below. Alternatively, you can download the form in PDF format here(opens in a new tab).

Post it to us at:
Regulations, South East Water, Rocfort Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5AH.

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