Landlords – The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999

If you rent a property then the landlord has a duty of care that the water system is safe – would you bath or brush your teeth with this?

What if I do have a storage tank –

Water from storage can be safe to drink, providing the cistern complies with the following criteria:

  • has a lid which excludes light and is tightly fitting and securely fastened, so that birds, vermin, and dust cannot get in to the water;
  • is not too large, so the water in the tank is frequently replenished with fresh water (25 litres (5 gallons) per home is a guide);
  • is flushed through with fresh water (by use of toilets and other appliances) after any period of time when the house has been unoccupied and the standing water may have become warm and stale;
  • is made of approved materials (these are listed in the Water Fittings and Materials Directory, published by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme).

From the WRAS web site – HERE

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