Notify us of a plumbing installation

In most cases, a person intending to install plumbing systems or water fittings must provide details of what is proposed to Cambridge Water and obtain its consent for the proposals before work starts.

This applies to water system installations or alterations in connection with any of the items in the following table:

Regulation 5 table

A notification form is available here.

When you send us the notification form you must include the following:

o    The name and address of the person giving notice and, if different, the name of the person to whom our comments should be sent.

o    A description of the proposed work or material change of use.

o    The location of the premises and their use or intended use.

o    A plan of that part of the premises which relates to the proposed work and a diagram showing the pipework and fittings to be installed, except for items marked "note 2" in the table above.

o    Where the work is to be carried out by an Approved Contractors, the name and address of the contractor.

Granting consent
There is no charge by Cambridge Water for notification or granting consent. Work on installations may not start until consent has been given. Consent will not be withheld unreasonably, and may be granted subject to conditions which must be followed. Under the regulations, if consent is not given within 10 working days, it is deemed to have been granted. This does not alter the obligation upon the installer and owner or occupier to see that the regulations are fully met.