BSD Events

Technical Seminar - Enhancement Measures to reduce the Resubmission of Plumbing Proposal of Application for Water Supplies

Details and Organizers

Date: 19 January 2021 (Tuesday)
Time:  19:00pm - 20:00pm (Registration at 18:45)
Venue  : Online Seminar via Zoom
Organizers: HKIE-Building Services Division & CIPHE Hong Kong Branch

Programme Highlight:

Pursuant to Section 14 of Waterworks Ordinance (Cap. 102) (WWO), a person must not construct, install, alter, or remove a fire service or inside service unless the Water Authority has granted a written permission for it. The Water Authority may grant the written permission on his own initiative or on application of a licensed plumber. Besides, Section 15 of the WWO also stipulates that, a person who is not a designated person# must not carry out the construction, installation, maintenance, alteration, repair or removal of a fire service or inside service (i.e. specified plumbing works).

The Water Authority may waive the requirement of permission under Section 14 of the WWO in the case of alterations to a fire service or inside service which are, in his opinion, of a minor nature. Alterations to a fire service or inside service must not be considered as of a minor nature if the alterations would, in the opinion of the Water Authority, adversely affect the efficiency of the fire service or inside service in providing a reliable and adequate supply of water; or the quality of the water.

This webinar shares the streamlined procedure to enhance completeness of submission documents for application for water supplies, electronic submission for simple cases of application for water supplies and the brief on updated version of “Technical Requirements for Plumbing Works in Buildings”.

Ms. CHAN Oi Ming, Water Supplies Department

Medium of instruction:
Cantonese with English Terminology
(No material will be distributed and Q&A session in English & Chinese)

CPD Certificate:
1. One hour CPD certificate will be given one month after the seminar. 
2. For those who has applied CPD Certificate for Licensed Plumber, it will also be given one month after the seminar.

This activity for 2 CPD credit is provided by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering – Hong Kong Branch, Accredited Provider No. 003. This CPD programme provider is accredited by the CPD Course Panel under Advisory Board on Licensing of Plumbers.

For details, please refer to below link
CPD code for this event: C02-003-20210119
Please note that only accepted register participants will receive an electronic CPD certificate: i.e. sharing of the register link to others are prohibited and HKIE BSD & CIPHE HKB reserves the right to disqualify and terminate those non-properly registered participants to attend the Seminar.

Registration & Enquiry:

The Technical Seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. For registration, please register ONLINE via the website of HKIE (BSD) - The maximum number of participants is 300. Those successful participants are requested to attend the Seminar by their own. Application will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis with priority given to the two co-organisers’ members. Successful members will be informed by email few days before the event with a link for pre-registration. A zoom meeting link will be received after the pre-registration. Transfer or sharing of the registration is prohibited.

To facilitate the time efficient, registration will be done when entering the Seminar so please click on the zoom meeting link and type in your membership number follow by your name (same as the registration name) when joining the online session on event day.

If you would apply for credits of the Voluntary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for LP under Water Supplies Department, please make sure you have provided a valid Plumber Licence Number. Attendance will be automatically recorded at zoom, Certificate only be issued to whom with full webinar attendance.

For HKIE members, please contact Ir Sally Leung at 9636 8299 or email to for any enquiry.

For CIPHE members, please contact Ms. Coty Siu at 2417 0091 (Direct contact is available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday to Friday) or email to for any enquiry.

The original flyer can be found here.