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

Information for Plumbers

WaterSafe is the national register for approved plumbing businesses in the UK. It’s free to join for eligible existing approved plumbers, giving you the opportunity to reach more customers online with a stamp of approval direct from UK water companies.

As a member, you’ll give peace-of-mind to your customers and gain water industry endorsement for your business.

WaterSafe is the national hub and search facility for all Approved Contractors’ Schemes, including:

The scheme gives customers looking for a qualified plumber access to a list of WaterSafe recognised professionals in their local postcode area.

Get noticed online

Above all, WaterSafe offers a great opportunity for approved plumbers and plumbing businesses across the UK to gain free promotion. Members are able to display WaterSafe branding on their vehicles and stationery to gain extra credibility.

We are sure you will want to come on board and back WaterSafe, which is one of the largest search facilities for approved plumbers in the UK.

What to do next?

Getting registered is easy. In order to be listed on the WaterSafe website, you need to be an eligible member of an Approved Contractors’ Scheme and opt to sign up for WaterSafe when you join. Prices vary for Approved Contractors’ Scheme membership but once you join you will be offered WaterSafe accreditation at no extra cost. Just follow this link for details of how to join.

Already approved? Just talk to your Approved Contractors’ Scheme and sign up.

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