Government Legislation on Geyser
As per the SA Government Gazette No. 22355, Notice No. 509 and Regulation No. 7079 dated the 8th June 2001, all fixed electrical storage water heating systems must comply to SANS 10254 installation specifications (SANS – South Africa National Standards)
The legislation requires that all new geyser installations and replacement geyser installations performed after 8 June 2001 must be in accordance with the specifications, which requires the installation to have a geyser drip tray with overflow pipe piped to the exterior of the building. Vacuum breakers must be installed on the hot and cold water supply and the overflow from the safety valve and expansion relief valve must be piped to the exterior of the building.