Certificate of Compliance of Water Installation, on Transfer of Ownership and in accordance with the water by-law Section 14(2) and SANS 10252 / SANS 10254.
Water is a scarce resource and our water resources must be managed responsibly. The City loses approximately 79 000 million litres of potable water per year in the distribution system and this is a means of controlling water wastage from private homes.
Health and safety, very important. Not allowing a cross connection between storm-water and sewer. The greatest contribution to health in the last 100 years has actually been closed sewer systems and the quest to separate the spreading of such related diseases. Many hot water cylinders are being installed as aftermarket items and the installation is not always to specification.
Water meter accuracy is essential, as new owners will be burdened with a backlog of faulty readings when they acquire the property and the buyer needs to know that all is clear when taking the property over.
This also provides an opportunity to gradually eliminate the increasing number of storm water connections into our sewers that is putting capacity pressures on our sewerage network and treatment capacity. It is important to note that these are illegal connections that people make after the approval of the plans and inspection of the completed buildings. Some of them are historical but, we need to address the challenge.
Should there be any faults, we will submit a quote for any repairs to be carried out. Once the COC (Certificate of Compliance) is issued, we will email and post the Plumbing Certificate of Compliance direct to the Transferring Attorney concerned.