IN ACCORDANCE WITH WHAT REGULATION IS THE WATER INSPECTION DONE WITH
Water By-Law Section 14/2 as well as SANS 10252 & 10254
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE SHOULD A PROPERTY NOT COMPLY WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS?
A report with a quotation will be forwarded to the Seller and Transferring Attorney. Should our quotation be accepted in writing we will arrange to effect the water repairs and issue the Certificate of Compliance. PLEASE NOTE : The inspection fee remains payable irrespective if our quotation is accepted or not.
WHAT IS CHECKED DURING A WATER INSPECTION?
1: Hot water cylinder complies with SANS 10252 & SANS 10254 if installed after 2006, except for temperature and pressure safety valves all must be done in a metallic pipe.
2: Water meter stops registering when all terminal fitting are closed. e.g. taps closed, ball valves closed, and pressure valves closed.
3: See if water meter is registering. e.g. opening of a terminal fitting (tap) and closing again to see if water meter moves.
4: Ensure that no storm water runs into sewage lines. e.g. gutter down pipes don’t lead into sewage gullies or paving slopping towards sewage gullies or storm water led direct into sewage man holes.
5: No pipe work or terminal fittings are loose. e.g. loose pipe work in roof space or any where else, taps loose on sanitary ware or garden taps loose from walls.
6: There may be no cross connection between clean water and dirty water. e.g. well points or bore hole points connected directly to Council mains.
7: The private isolating valve as per subsection 23(2)(a) or (b) is in place and functioning.
NB: the Compliance Certificate does not include maintenance related problems.
e.g. waste outlets leaking, (traps or broken)
any sanitary ware cracked or damaged, (taps not connected)
any blockages of any kind (sewage or storm water),
and any part of a terminal fitting leaking once terminal fitting is opened, (packing glands ,shower roses , tap spouts ,hand shower or sprages)
except a toilet flushing unit that leaks causing a terminal fitting to leak (ball valve).
Has nothing to do with pressures or flow.
The Certificate is only valid for the day of inspection as parts wear and malfunction at any time.
The inspection is only a visual inspection, hence. what we cannot see we cannot fail.