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Don't forget that Part G of the Building Regulations has recently been rewritten
From 1 October, several important changes will come into effect, with the principal
aims of reducing water consumption (in line with level 2 of the code Sustainable
Homes) and improving safety. The document also includes guidance on where grey water
and harvested rainwater can be safely used, along Midi a helpful usage calculation
tool. To help homebuilders stay within the new water usage limit of 125 litres per
person per day, manufacturers of sanitary appliances and white goods will be obliged
to declare their products' water consumption figures. Safety measures must be provided
for all hot water systems (not just vented ones). And bath taps in new homes must
be fitted with protective measures, such as a thermostatic mixing valve, so as to
limit the temperature of the hot water and thereby prevent scalding.