Products related to Water Closet (WC) Suites:
· Water Closet suites (flushing cisterns and pans etc.);
· Components for Water Closet Suites (inlet valves, flushing devices, cisterns etc.);
· Backflow prevention arrangements and devices for water systems.
Plastics: tubes, pipes, fittings etc. (HS 3917); Plastics: lavatory pans, flushing cisterns etc. (HS 3922.90); Ceramic Products: water closet pans, flushing cisterns etc. (HS 6910.10; HS 6910.90); Iron or steel products: sanitary ware (HS 7324.29; HS 7324.90); Copper: tubes and fittings (HS 7403; HS 7411; HS 7412).
Sanitary installations (ICS 91.140.70); Water supply systems (ICS 91.140.60); Fluid systems (ICS 23.040).
Amended Regulator Specifications made under Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (106 pages in English). For clarity this notification is regarding the amendment of Regulator Specifications under the (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 rather than the Regulations themselves.; (106 page(s), in English)
These measures result from the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 ('the Regulations'), as they apply in England and Wales, and regulate how water systems are designed, installed and operated. The Regulations require water fittings to be an appropriate quality and standard and suitable for the circumstances in which they are used. To meet these requirements, Regulator Specifications can be approved to provide detailed performance characteristics to ensure, amongst other things, that a fitting will not cause contamination of the water supply thereby protecting human health.
These measures amend the Regulator Specifications that relate to: the design and performance of Water Closet suites and their components; backflow prevention arrangements and their classifications; and, relevant testing requirements.
The amendments, to prevent water from a Water Closet cistern backflowing into a clean drinking water supply, will: introduce a new backflow prevention arrangement for Water Closets; and, apply appropriate testing requirements.
Regulator Specifications are relevant to the compliance of certain water fittings in Scotland with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and in Northern Ireland with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.