Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Installation
  • Topic : Stopcocks
  • Title : Need for boundary stopcocks
  • Clause Reference : Schedule 2 paragraph 11: G10.3
  • Reference Number : I01
  • Decision Date : October 2000

Where an Intex or an equivalent meter box is mounted on the wall of a property thereby supplanting the need for a boundary stopcock, one legal interpretation based upon sections 46(6), 158(4) and 163(2) of the Water Industry Act 1991 is that a boundary stopcock is still required. However, this interpretation is not shared by Ofwat and some water suppliers.