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.