ISSUE 16 - July/Aug 2015



• New hot water heater

• REMS Mini-Press

• The No-Touch Flush

• Caroma's New Range


• The Future of Plumbing

• New Apprentice Grants

• A Legionella Warning

• QLD Water Meter laws

• Australian WaterMark

• Gas Hot Water in NSW

• QLD master plumbers

• QLD industry awards

• Australian Standards


• What we've been up to


• This month's joke





Australian WaterMark

A reminder of the importance of the Australian WaterMark.

A building company in Queens Park Western Australia has had to cough up a total of $2000 for negligence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.


That's because between March 2014 and February 2015, the company installed 113 non-certified plumbing products imported from China for a 13-unit development in Hamilton Hill, including sink mixer taps, shower heads, bath tubs and pop up drains.


The company has since replaced and rectified the non-WaterMarked plumbing products at its own cost.

As Reece reminds tradies, the National Construction Code and Plumbing Code of Australia states that: ‘Every part of a plumbing or drainage installation must be constructed in an appropriate manner…using materials and products that are…marked in accordance with the WaterMark Certification Scheme.’