Acceptable Solution G13/AS3: Plumbing and Drainage
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- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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- Acceptable Solution
Acceptable Solution G13/AS3 provides a means of compliance for plumbing and drainage for Building Code Clause G13 Foul Water. Code Clause G13 requires the safe disposal of foul water to prevent illness and the loss of amenity due to odour and accumulated matter.
Under this clause, buildings in which sanitary fixtures and sanitary appliances using water-borne waste disposal are installed must be provided with adequate plumbing and drainage to appropriate outfalls or system for storage/treatment. This safeguards people from infection or contamination of the water supply.
It sets out requirements for the construction of plumbing systems and protects against loss of amenity due to odour or accumulation of offensive matter from foul water disposal.