Changes to recycled water inspections from 1 July 2015

Tuesday June 30 2015

The VBA is reminding plumbers that from 1 July 2015, the VBA will no longer be carrying out mandatory inspections for any stage of recycled water installations, including stage three (commissioning).

The VBA ceased carrying out inspections at stage one (meter assembly) and stage two (rough–in) of the recycled water installation process in April 2015. These changes were made in agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Environment Protection Authority.

Plumbers are required to contact the relevant water authority for details of recycled water inspection booking requirements, which will be coordinated by the relevant water authority from 1 July 2015.

The VBA will concentrate on auditing recycled water installations through its risk-based program, to ensure practitioner compliance and consumer and industry confidence in plumbing work.

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