A licensed plumber is a person licensed under the Waterworks Regulation to carry out various types of authorized plumbing work connected with the supply of water to domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.
It is an offence for any person or any person who employs a person other than a licensed plumber to carry out installation or modification of water services in a building.
However, alterations or repairs to a fire service or inside service which in the opinion of the Water Authority are of a minor nature 1, or the rewashering of a tap, may be carried out by a person other than a licensed plumber. In case of doubt, you may notify the Water Authority of their intention, who will give an appropriate advice as necessary.
You must always employ a licensed plumber to avoid disappointment and delay and to keep within the law. You may verify the name of a licensed plumber from the Licensed Plumber Directory (Electronic Services).
|1|| Works of a minor nature are works which can be completed without the involvement of specialized trade skill and those which do not change the general arrangement of the plumbing installation already approved by the Water Authority, or affect the flow conditions of the plumbing system thus causing possible supply problems.
(In general, minor alterations and repairs to inside services which are caused by interior decoration within a single domestic unit without dismantling and reinstallation of the water meter are works of a minor nature.)