Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R16

R16- Risk Assessment Notice.pdf

Product Assessed: – ‘Smart Sink’ Plaster Trap

The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product.
For the purposes of the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) a plaster trap is considered to be an on-site liquid trade waste system. Part F2 of the PCA requires on-site liquid trade waste systems to comply with the requirements of the receiving Network Utility Operator. The PCA also requires that liquid trade waste must be discharged according to the requirements and agreement of the authority having jurisdiction and the receiving Network Utility Operator.
Currently on-site liquid trade waste systems are not captured within the WaterMark Certification Scheme, as they are considered to be the responsibility of the Network Utility Operator. WaterMark Certification is a form of Evidence of Suitability to demonstrate fitness for purpose for a plumbing or drainage installation. It does not guarantee suitability or acceptance by a Network Utility Operator as previously provided by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Appraisal Scheme.
It is important to note that while trade waste pre-treatment products are not captured under the WaterMark Certification Scheme, any material, or product used to connect the trade waste pre-treatment product to a plumbing and drainage system shall be considered for WaterMark Certification in accordance with the Scheme Rules. In relation to the ‘Smart Sink’ bench mounted product this would mean that the standard 50mm fitting to the plumbing ‘S’ trap, including the plug and washer, should be a WaterMark Certified product.
For further direction on the requirements for on-site liquid trade waste systems refer to the authority having jurisdiction in your State or Territory.
23 March 2017