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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Inadequate Water Supply

Article Number

6.1

Condition

INADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Water supply from private water sources (e.g. wells) may fluctuate from time to time. Water supply from municipal water sources may vary with the supplied pressure.

Warranty

None

Action

None

Remarks

Confirm proper operation of faucets and fixtures during the PDI and record any malfunction on the PDI Form, to avoid any dispute about whether the damage was caused by the builder. The Building Code requires flow control devices on faucets, showerheads, and fixtures for water conservation purposes, which can affect the water flow. After occupancy, the builder is not responsible for contamination or reduced water capacity from private water sources provided it can be shown there was a supply of potable water at the time of occupancy. Variations in pressure from municipal services can occur during peak usage times, from burst water mains or fire protection services using the system. See Also: 6.2 THE DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM DOES NOT DELIVER WATER 6.3 PIPES ARE LEAKING

  

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