Plumbing acts, regulations, standards and scheme
The plumbing industry in South Australia is regulated by the Water Industry Act 2012.
Water Industry Act 2012
The Technical Regulator has issued a Plumbing Standard under sections 66 and 67 of the Water Industry Act 2012.
Residential water heater requirements
Water heater installation requirements have been in place since 2008. New requirements commenced on 9 January 2014.
The new requirements are detailed in the South Australian Water Heater Installation Requirements issued as part of the Plumbing Standard published by the Technical Regulator pursuant to sections 66 and 67 of the Water Industry Act 2012. They replace the SA Water Direction dated 18 June 2009, which was issued under the Waterworks Act 1932.
Scheme for plumbing certificates of compliance
The scheme for plumbing certificates of compliance has been established by the Technical Regulator under section 69(2) of the Water Industry Act 2012. For more information, see Scheme for plumbing certificates of compliance .