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WARM WATER SYSTEMS - POSITION STATEMENT


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Legionella Management Advisory Group (LMAG)

WARM WATER SYSTEMS - POSITION STATEMENT

The Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) sets the requirements for an Alternative Solution based on existing or new innovative building, plumbing and drainage
products, systems and designs; “Alternative Solution means a Plumbing or Drainage Solution which complies with the Performance Requirements other than by reason of satisfying the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions”.

It is up to the relevant Local Authority who conducts an assessment against an Alternative Solution for a proposed Warm Water piping system to determine that the proposed solution, complies with the Performance Requirements outlined in the PCA. The PCA states that an Alternative Solution must achieve the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions, which are deemed to satisfy the Performance Requirements. Additionally, a functional statement is required as part of the Alternative Solution, the statement shall describe how the proposed Warm Water Piping System solution achieves the objectives of the Performance Requirements.

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