Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Water Quality
  • Topic : Preventing contamination
  • Title : Standpipes
  • Clause Reference : Regulation 3(2)
  • Reference Number : WQ01
  • Decision Date : June 2000

The use of standpipes frequently gives rise to the problem of discoloured water. Water suppliers may invoke Section 174 of the Water Industry Act 1991, “Interference with works etc” in instances of any misuse of a standpipe.