ISSUE 17 - Sept/Oct 2015



• Heat Exchangers

• Toilet Macerator

• Bosch Water Heater

• Pressure Testing Unit

• Body Spray


• Tap Into Sydney Water

• Australian Standards

• Warning for Roofers


• What we've been up to


• This month's joke





Updated Australian Standards

Revised Australian Standards for plumbing and drainage have been released.

Standards Australia is replacing the 2003 editions with updated publications that came into effect on 30 June 2015.


Plumbers are expected to comply with these new Standards, listed below, which form part of the plumbing regulatory framework.


Plumbing and drainage:

Part 1: Water services
AS/NZS 3500.1:2015 sets out requirements for the design, installation and commissioning of cold water services for drinking water, non-drinking water and firefighting from point of connection to point of discharge.


Part 2: Sanitary plumbing and drainage

AS/NZS 3500.2:2015 sets out requirements for the design and installation of sanitary plumbing and drainage from sanitary fixtures and appliances to an approved disposal system.


Stormwater drainage:

AS/NZS 3500.3:2015 sets out requirements for materials, design, installation and testing of roof drainage systems, surface drainage systems and subsoil drainage systems to a point of connection.


The updated standards are to ensure clarity between the policy provisions of the Plumbing Code of Australia and the technical requirements of the Standards.


For more information, click here.