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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.
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:
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 can install commercial kitchen equipment.
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.
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.
The role that members of WaterSafe play to keep that water safe is a small but invaluable contribution to the health of people in the UK on a daily basis.
I’m proud of each and every job a WaterSafe accredited businesses has carried out in households, offices, schools, hospitals and other buildings this year, knowing they have the knowledge to help keep our drinking water safe.
As plumbers, we have great respect for water, which is why it astonishes me that in Britain we drink three billion litres of bottled water every year! We import bottled water from abroad and 90% of bottles end up in landfill, where they can take 450 years to break down.
Maybe with this in mind our resolution for 2016 is to be more responsible with this precious commodity.
The drinking water supplied by water companies in the UK is among the best quality in the world and we can do our bit to keep it this way in people’s homes and let them know just how good it is.
For now, I wish all our WaterSafe members a Happy Christmas (with not too many emergency call outs during the Turkey dinner!) and best wishes for 2016.
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