Welcome to WaterSafe

WaterSafe is the national register for approved plumbers and plumbing businesses and was set up to help keep the UK’s drinking water safe and free from contamination.

It’s free to join for eligible plumbers and is supported by all the water companies in the UK, as well as the drinking water regulators.

There are around 6,000 plumbers on the register already benefitting from this stamp of approval, as well as promotion through Citizens Advice and the Department of Health for plumbing work in NHS trusts.

Our members tell us these membership benefits are the ones they value the most:

  1. Free promotion and branding – a listing on the largest online directory for approved plumbers in the UK, promoted to thousands of people each day, and by your local water company
  2. Customer reassurance – that you’re qualified and trusted to work safely with water by your local water company and the drinking water regulator and have a card to prove it
  3. A direct link to your local water company – to self-notify plumbing work and to access free advice on the water regulations.

WaterSafe plumber: “It’s a great way to show that you are a professional plumber.”

Interested in joining WaterSafe?

Getting registered is easy. Just follow this link to find out what you need to qualify and how to sign up.

Want to learn more?

Read some of our most commonly asked questions.

Get to know some of our WaterSafe plumbers


Ben Robinson, England - WaterSafe Member

Ben Robinson, England

“The customer can't be an expert in every trade so can't check their selected tradesperson's competence. But with a body such as WaterSafe they don't need to be. Those checks and audits are being done for them.”


Steve Bartin, England - WaterSafe Member

Steve Bartin, England

“It’s about trying to weed out the good from the bad – we need these bodies to be more of a force and tighter registration schemes – the standard of some of the work out there is disappointing.”


Hannah Dorkenoo Leggat, England - WaterSafe Member

Hannah Dorkenoo Leggat, England

“Being a member I feel is important – so many people now think they're 'plumbers' because they can put together two pipes. There’s more to the job than just that – people’s health can be potentially at risk if they use unqualified plumbers.”


Paul Williams, Wales - WaterSafe Member

Paul Williams, Wales

“Being part of WaterSafe has been great for my business. It’s a transparent way for the public to know that I am certified and hold the relevant qualifications and insurances. I get frequent calls from the public who have used the search facility and found my company details and this has been good for business over the past years.”


Shaun Scott, Scotland - WaterSafe Member

Shaun Scott, Scotland

“It’s massively important to be properly qualified and for customers to be able to see that. It’s the people who aren’t qualified who give tradesmen a bad name and then people mistrust the industry.”


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