What products should you use?
To ensure you meet plumbing regulations, you should only use products that have been tested and confirmed as suitable to carry drinking water within your property.
Water is a food-grade product and like food packaging, pipes and fittings cannot contain harmful materials that may contaminate the water.
It is not illegal to sell unapproved fittings, but it is against the law to install them into a plumbing system, so it’s best to check their suitability before buying.
Using unapproved fittings can also lead to the contamination of your drinking water. Some contamination can be harmful to health or result in unpleasant tastes and odours.
The following three approval bodies test and approve products and materials to ensure they are suitable for use with drinking water:
Search for the products and materials you need using their directories.