BS 8551:2015 Provision and management of temporary water supplies and distribution networks (not including provisions for statutory emergencies). Code of practice
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BS 8551:2015

Provision and management of temporary water supplies and distribution networks (not including provisions for statutory emergencies). Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : September 2015

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What is this standard about?

BS 8551 gives recommendations for providing and managing temporary water supplies and distribution networks to ensure the delivery of wholesome water.

It is aimed at scenarios where a permanent water supply is insufficient or simply doesn’t exist, for example at building sites or at concerts, where a temporary supply must be brought in. This raises the risk of contamination.

Who is this standard for?

  • Event and venue organizers
  • Facilities management professionals
  • Construction site managers 
  • Water contractors

Why should you use this standard?

Collecting water from a potable water supply point and delivering a temporary supply is not a complex procedure, but processes are required to protect against microbiological and chemical contamination. BS 8551 outlines the procedures necessary to ensure that water provided is safe and clean, including guidance on how to gauge wholesome supply, connect to permanent distribution pipe work, maintain and clean storage vessels and ensure the quality of bottled water stocks.

Although the standard is aimed at cases where the need for a temporary supply has been anticipated, its principles also apply to contingency arrangements and emergencies. 

What’s changed since the last update? 

The standard has been substantially revised to improve clarity and tighten up the safety recommendations. A risk-assessment approach is advised throughout, to ensure compatibility with the Drinking Water Inspectorate’s risk assessment tool.

The revised standard:

  • Gives guidance on water supply hygiene and management practices
  • Focuses on where the water comes from and what it will be used for
  • Emphasizes the importance of gathering the right team to assess hazards



Standard NumberBS 8551:2015
TitleProvision and management of temporary water supplies and distribution networks (not including provisions for statutory emergencies). Code of practice
StatusCurrent
Publication Date30 September 2015
Cross ReferencesBS 1710, BS 6920-1, BS 6920-2, BS 8550, BS EN 806, BS EN 938, BS ISO 5667-5, BS 1427, BS 8580, BS EN 806-4, BS EN 12671, BS EN 19458, BS EN ISO 9000:2005, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025, BS ISO 5667-21, Water Industry Act 1991, Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order, 2006, Water (Scotland) Act 1980, 98/83/EC, Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000, Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010, Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations (Northern, Ireland) 2007, Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009, Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010, Private Water Supplies (Northern Ireland) Regulations, 2009, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, 1992, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 2002, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, (Northern Ireland) 2003, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
ReplacesBS 8551:2011
Draft Superseded By15/30299654 DC
DescriptorsPotable water, Water, Water resources, Risk analysis, Sterilizers, Disinfectants, Water purification, Water content determination, Water testing
ICS13.060.20
CommitteeEH/3
ISBN978 0 580 86307 3
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages64
File Size1.158 MB
Price£246.00


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