Asked by: Abdou Tscharntke
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st July, 2020

What depth should water pipe be in UK?

All underground pipework (except for pipes laid under a building) should be at a depth of no less than 750mm.

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People also ask, what depth should a water supply pipe be?

Blue water supply MDPE should be laid in a trench at a depth of at least 750mm (measured from the pipe crown), but no more than 1350mm, from the finished ground level and at least 350mm away from other utilities (such as gas or electricity).

Beside above, how deep should a water pipe be buried in Scotland? The ducting should be 100mm blue thermoplastic pipe and installed at a minimum depth of 750mm below the finished surface level and at right angles to the main.

Also to know is, how deep does a water pipe have to be buried UK?

750 mm

What is the best underground water pipe?

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE, often just "PE") has become one of the most popular choices for underground service lines, thanks to its corrosion-resistance, durability, and competitive price. Some codes require that buried plastic lines under 2" in diameter be PE (rather than PVC).

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