Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Backflow prevention
  • Topic : Fluid category
  • Title : Backflow risk in dog and cat kennels
  • Clause Reference : Schedule 2 paragraph 15 & G15.3
  • Reference Number : B06
  • Decision Date : June 2001

Hose union taps and washing machines for use at dog and cat kennels should be regarded as a fluid category 5 risk, because of the risk of human pathogens such as Cryptosporidium in animal body fluids and wastes.