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Houses in Multiple Occupation amenity guidance

8.0 Water supply

8.1 Each unit of accommodation shall be provided with a supply of cold running water suitable for drinking purposes either directly off the rising main or by such other means as are acceptable to the relevant water authority.

A turn off valve shall be provided in the rising main for each letting. Any down service pipe from any water storage tank in an upper storey or roof space shall be provided with an accessible stopcock.

8.2 The water pressure to all fitments shall comply with the minimum requirements laid down by the relevant water authority at all times.

8.3 All water supplies shall, where necessary, be protected from frost damage.

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