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Licensed Plumbers

A licensed plumber is a person licensed under the Waterworks Regulations (Cap. 102A) to carry out various types of plumbing work connected with the supply of water to domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.

Pursuant to Section 14 of the Waterworks Ordinance (WWO), no person shall, unless with the permission in writing of the Water Authority (WA), construct, install, alter, or remove a fire service or inside service. Besides, Section 15 of the WWO also stipulates that, no fire service or inside service shall be constructed, installed, maintained, altered, repaired or removed by a person other than a licensed plumber or a public officer authorized by the WA. The WA may waive the requirement of permission under Section 14 of the WWO in the case of alterations to a fire service or inside service which are, in his opinion, of a minor nature. Moreover, under Section 15 of the WWO, alterations or repairs to a fire service or inside service which are, in the opinion of the WA, of a minor nature, may be carried out by a person other than a licensed plumber.

It is in the interest of the consumer/agent that in case of doubt to notify the WA of his intention, so that the WA can give advice to the consumer/agent.

It is an offence for any person or any person who employs a person other than a licensed plumber to construct, install, maintain, alter, repair or remove a fire service or inside service.