We have now issued the final Operating and Maintenance Manual for the Water Softeners in our Park House Project. This now completes the long process of design, approval and installation of units which complied with the requirements of the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme. (WRAS)
The background to this achievement is that the building, comprising Commercial and Residential units, was specified to incorporate WRAS approved Water Softeners in accordance with Thames Water requirements. At the time of construction, no WRAS approved item was on the market resulting in the installation of non-compliant units. RAH Consultancy were engaged to review the design of the installed units and advise a way forward. RAH based their review upon the requirement for a Water Regulations Compliant Water Softening device. Their works included;
- Sourcing of such a device (none currently available)
- Liaising with the manufacturer/installer
- Production of layout drawings
- Coordinate the Technical Submittals
- To liaise with Thames Water Regulators
- To organise the factory testing of the proposed units
- To undertake site inspections of the system at regular intervals up to the acceptance and signing off of the installations by Thames Water Regulators
- General advice in dealing with Thames Water Utilities Water Regulations Department.
The units are now successfully installed and, following an inspection by Thames Water Inspector, we have been issued with a letter granting consent and a Certificate Of Compliance.
Effectively, we have installed the first WRAS approved Water Softeners in London. Well done and thank you, Richard.