Discover everything there is to know about information relating to the plumbing and gas industry!
Information about WaterMark products. Approved products carry the watermark symbol so as to be easily identifiable as a product that has been tested and meets the stringent Australian standards pertaining to that product.
Fire Hydrants and Hose Reels
Basic information on Fire Hydrants and Hose Reels, including the endorsements required by plumbers to undertake works.
Public Warned to Not Install DIY Hoses or Bidets
Consumers are being warned not to install DIY hoses and bidets during the global COVID-19 crisis, after an article titled “Australian Ingenuity Saves the Day Again” was published in the Sunday Mail on 5 April highlighting a DIY toilet conversion.
Unitywater’s Sub-metering Process
MPAQ in conjunction with Unitywater want to promote the process for installing sub-meters to plumbers and members in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas.
Updates, important information and advice about Plumbing and Drainage Licensing, endorsements and the trade contractors licence
Gas Awareness Sessions
The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy’s Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate is conducting Gas Awareness Sessions for gasfitters during May and June this year.
Updates, important information and advice about Legionella and the associated legislation
Solar Hot Water
Information regarding Solar Hot Water and the licensing requirements to install and maintain solar hot water systems.
Aldi Tap Contaminates Water
TESTS on water run through a cheap Aldi tap from China have found up to 15 times the maximum allowable level of lead.
Amendments to Orientation of Collectors for Solar Heated Water Systems
MPAQ was advised of a change to AS/NZS3500.4: 2015 which was adopted on 1 May 2016. At this time it was discovered that the orientation of solar panels were now being required to face within 45 degrees of true north, rather than east or west as is often the practice. Not every house has that roof orientation. Not every household wants their solar hot water system facing north.