Draft Plumbing Standards Open for Public Comment

Friday December 1 2017

The VBA reminds plumbing practitioners that the following Draft Australian Standards are still open for public comment until 7 December 2017:

  • AS/NZS 3500.1:2015 Plumbing and drainage Part 1: Water services.
  • AS/NZS 3500.2.2015 Part 2: Sanitary plumbing and drainage.
  • AS/NZS 3500.4:2015 Part 4: Heated water services.

The aim of the proposed revisions by Standards Australia are to update technical content as follows:

  • Relating to backflow prevention, plastic pipes in direct sunlight, non-drinking water and clarification of jointing methods (AS/NZS 3500.1:2015).
  • To introduce deemed to satisfy installation requirements to protect drains laid in reactive soils; to provide additional information on drain relining and introduce deemed to satisfy installation requirements for vacuum drainage systems installed within properties (AS/NZS 3500.2:2015).
  • To define requirements relating to plastic pipes in direct sunlight, circulatory heated water, thermostatically controlled taps and clarification of jointing methods (AS/NZS 3500.4:2015).

The above are all called up in the Plumbing Code of Australia and are part of the plumbing regulatory framework in Victoria.

Visit the Standards Australia website for a copy of the draft standards and information on how to comment.

Submissions will be accepted until 7 December 2017.

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