Looking After Water in your Home

Frequently asked questions about looking after water in your home

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How can I look after water in my home?

The quality of drinking water in the UK is consistently among the best in the world. However, once water enters your home, there are a few simple household tips you can follow to ensure that same quality remains for your drinking, cooking, and bathing.

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has collaborated with Water UK to help develop 'Looking after water in your home' - a booklet providing advice to homeowners with properties connected to the public water supply.

Water UK - the trade body for water companies in the UK - developed the document with WRAS to help homeowners keep drinking water safe inside the boundary of their homes. It offers advice and tips on how to protect the water by ensuring the quality of plumbing installations, ultimately keeping homeowners and their families safe.

The booklet includes information on:

  • Responsibility and Approved Products
  • Hygiene and quality
  • Treating water in the home
  • Drinking water storage (tanks or cisterns)
  • Staining of fixtures and fittings
  • Outside your home
  • Lead pipes
  • Preparing for freezing weather
  • Approved plumber schemes.

You can download your copy here.


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