Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Water Quality
  • Topic : Responsibility for Water Quality
  • Title : Children's play equipment that uses water
  • Clause Reference : Regulation 2 (2)
  • Reference Number : WQ09
  • Decision Date : June 2011

Water supplied to play equipment is not water supplied for domestic purposes, and the suitability of the quality of the water in the play equipment or discharged from it is not a matter for Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations, Byelaws in Scotland, enforcement.

If the manufacturer, installer or operator of such equipment is concerned that the quality of the water in the equipment or discharging from it is unsuitable or is a risk to health of users, they are responsible for taking steps to ensure that either the water remains wholesome or appropriate warning signage identifying the risk or precautions necessary is in place. Warning signage needs to consider the type of users of the equipment.