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Code amendments impact plumbing fittings and backflow in BC

December 1, 2014 | By HPAC Magazine

The Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA) reports that British Columbia has updated standards for the CSA B64-11 series. Amendments in the BC Building Code Regulation BC Reg. 264/2012 update a number of referenced standards, including low lead in plumbing fittings and backflow requirements. These changes mean that where applicable, the severity of hazard for some water treatment systems and chemicals have been downgraded and can be assessed using the CSA B64.10-11 standard. It also means that you must have updated MSDS sheets attached to any operating binders you have assembled for small regulated treatment systems.


Section 3 of the Building Code contains transition rules for construction projects for which a permit has been applied for before December 19th, 2014. Existing projects that already have a permit are grandfathered.


The Minister’s Ruling comes into force on December 19, 2014. From CWQA E-Bulletin




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