Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice
- Area of Interest : Installation
- Topic : Accessibility
- Title : Accessibility of operational fittings
- Clause Reference : Schedule 2 paragraph 11: G10.1 & G10.5
- Reference Number : I23
- Decision Date : September 2008
The stop valve to be used by a customer should be located in a readily accessible place, which excludes locations such as ceiling voids. In the case of properties with multiple occupants, such as a block of flats, there is however no reason why a stop valve for maintenance or communal use should not be installed somewhere less accessible providing that a second stop valve in a more accessible position is provided for the customers’ use.