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News Archive: December, 2012


Backflow Prevention for Drinking Water Suppliers Code of Practice 2006

Produced by the Backflow SIG of Water New Zealand, the Code of Practice is currently being updated to reflect the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007 and new requirements for the water industry. The main purpose of the Backflow Prevention for Drinking Water Suppliers Code of Practice is to protect the public and common water mains from... Read More »

Licence fee and levy reduced

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) have made decisions on its fees and levy review, following recent industry consultation. It has listened to feedback from Master Plumbers, among others, and pulled $474,000 out of the Board's reserves to reduce relicensing costs over the next three years. It will also use $174,000 underspent... Read More »

Importance of ensuring correct burner pressure

Energy Safety is concerned about cases of gas installers failing to ensure burner pressures were correct with certain decorative effect gas fires.  In these cases, it is apparent that installers, unable to adjust pressures to the burner, have not consulted with the manufacturer’s representative to find a solution. The correct burner... Read More »