Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Installation
  • Topic : Supply pipe
  • Title : Re-using an existing supply pipe
  • Clause Reference : Regulation 3
  • Reference Number : I29
  • Decision Date : October 2011

Whilst re-using an existing supply pipe to supply water to a replacement property is not encouraged, if the existing service is adequately sized, satisfies water quality requirements and passes a pressure test the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations, Byelaws in Scotland, do not require that it be replaced. This is not to say that the replacement of this service may be required under other legislation.