Approved Plumber Search

Find a local plumber you can trust using our free online directory search.

WaterSafe approved plumbers are certified by our national accreditation body, with specific training in the UK’s Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws.

Hiring a WaterSafe approved plumber ensures that all plumbing work meets high standards and protects the quality of drinking water in your home and business, in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Water Support Services search

When planning a plumbing project, you may wish to hire specialised contractors, rather than a fully qualified WaterSafe Plumber.

These Water Support Services contractors include:

  • Groundworkers
  • Catering installers
  • Point of Use

These contractors are not approved WaterSafe plumbers, but they are recognised by the water company schemes APLUS, TAPS, WaterMark and WIAPS to carry out specific types of work in compliance with the Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws. 


Groundworkers can work on the supply pipe (the underground pipe) supplying your property, up to the internal stop valve.

Catering installers

Catering Installers can install commercial kitchen equipment.

Point of Use installers

Point of Use Installers can install cold water chillers connected directly to the mains.

For further information or help, you should contact the relevant water company scheme.

Emergency Plumber Search

Find a local WaterSafe approved plumber to help with your emergency.

For leaks, burst pipes, or other plumbing emergencies, WaterSafe’s emergency search will give you the contact details of a plumber who can help right away.

If you have no water, very low pressure or concerns about the quality of your water, you should contact your local water company straight away.

Click here for more information about Emergency Plumbers

Why Join Watersafe?

WaterSafe is a one-stop resource for consumers to find approved contractors working in the UK. There are also many benefits for every approved contractor who joins our network under the WaterSafe banner.


It’s free – WaterSafe is free to join and runs in partnership with the seven existing Approved Plumber Schemes.

Get noticed online – WaterSafe is a service which helps contractors working in the water sector get noticed online.


Find your niche – As part of the WaterSafe scheme, consumers will be able to search for contractors by specialism and according to what type of work they need carrying out. With this function, the search facility will be able to point consumers straight to you. 

A hub – WaterSafe is free for customers to use and provides a comprehensive list of all the contractors working in the UK so they will know where to go to find a trusted name.

Better branding – Approved contractors who sign up to WaterSafe will be able to display branding on their vehicles and other professional materials.

Equal exposure – With WaterSafe, every contractor will benefit from equal exposure to all other contractors in the UK who are members of an existing Approved Contractors’ Scheme and signed up to WaterSafe.

Approved network – WaterSafe links all the Schemes together under one roof.

Information Access – WaterSafe provides links to some of the most prominent information resources in the UK water industry can point you in the right direction for the information you or your customers need.


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