Water Supply Systems: Prevention of Contamination and Waste of Drinking Water Supplies: Agricultural Premises

Information for anyone installing, modifying or maintaining plumbing installations on farms in the UK from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS).
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This publication, provided by BPEX, covers the following contents (link below under Further reading):

  • Scope of this Guide
  • Responsibilities
  • Causes of contamination and waste
    • What to look for
    • Some useful definitions
  • Preventing contamination
  • Examples of risks
    • Typical back-flow prevention arrangements and devices
    • Irrigation systems
    • Approved fittings
  • Technical notes and diagrams
    • Typical back-flow prevention arrangements
    • Examples of agricultural plumbing layouts
    • Hose union taps
    • Animal drinking troughs and bowls
  • If you want to carry out alterations to your plumbing system
  • Points to remember
  • Where to seek advice and information

Further Reading

- You can view the full publication Water Supply Systems: Prevention of Contamination and Waste of Drinking Water Supplies by clicking here.


May 2009
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