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Planning Permission for Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Planning Permission for Rainwater Harvesting Systems

There are currently no regulations that govern Rainwater Harvesting systems; however Building Regulations “Part H” covers the siting of the tank/s and pipe runs, whilst Building Regulations “Part G” covers the internal plumbing.

Water meters are becoming increasingly prevalent and Local Planning Officers are beginning to insist that all new builds and even where properties extensions have Rainwater Harvesting systems

To achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 & 4, which is mandatory for all Housing Associations, consumptions levels need to be as low as 105 litres per person per day. The Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 & 6 will be mandatory for Housing Associations by 2013, and to achieve meet targets, consumption levels must fall below 80 litres per person per day.

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