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This consultation ended 3 October 2022.

Consultation period:
8 August 2022 to 3 October 2022
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on changes to address backflow from WC cisterns and innovations in the design of WC suites.

Consultation description

This is a joint consultation between Defra and Welsh Government.

In England and Wales the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (‘the regulations’) regulate how water systems are designed, installed and operated.

We are seeking your views on proposed amendments to:

  • the WC Suite Performance Specification
  • the Specification on the Prevention of Backflow
  • and associated specifications commonly referred to as Test Code Sheets

The changes are to address incidents of backflow from WC cisterns whilst reflecting innovations in the design of WC suites.

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