White paper: Design considerations for potable water pipework

Viega’s white paper offers up-to-date information on UK regulations and standards that pertain to potable water supply in public and private buildings, and all aspects of user health and safety

The paper analyses how factors – such as the overall supply pipework design, the materials and the use pattern of the building – will influence the performance of the system and the integrity of the water supply. The ways water may become contaminated at each stage of the supply chain are also explained, with advice on the preventative measures that should be taken.

The document also includes a case study of a German educational establishment, where its 40-year-old sanitary facilities were replaced with new drinking water pipework. Incorporating the merits of innovative systems, such as press connection technology, it demonstrates how the integrity of a building’s drinking water system is secured with a considered design approach.