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Part P. Drainage

P7. Testing of Drainage Installations

1. Any drain, discharge pipe or ventilating pipe shall be so installed as to be capable of withstanding the test pressures contemplated in rule PP26 or PP27, as the case may be, contained in SANS 10400-P and such tests shall be carried out in the presence of the building control officer of, or other officer duly authorized by, the local authority.

2. Any equipment, material or labour required for any inspection or any testing contemplated in Part P of these regulations shall be made available by the person installing such pipe or drain.

3. No person shall put into use any drainage installation before such installation has been inspected, tested and passed by the local authority as complying with these regulations.

4. Any person who contravenes the requirement of subregulation (3), shall be guilty of an offence.

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