BS 8551 guidance published

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A new standard, which looks at the temporary water supply for construction, fetes, fairs and festivals has finally been published following months of consultation. BS 8551 The Provision and Management of Temporary Water Supplies and Distribution Networks (not including provisions for statutory emergencies) Code of Practice shows organisers how to be compliant. It addresses water awareness, “wholesome” water, temporary installation and disinfection procedures, as well as the production and storage of bottled water.

Adrian Mills, managing director, Watermills, has been greatly involved with the new standard, and he says that Portable Sanitation Europe is fully supportive of BS 8551 too. It’s hoped that the guidance will stop rogue toilet providers and water suppliers flouting the rules.