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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.
WaterSafe has joined forces with a certification body to launch a new course for seasoned plumbers hoping to join the WaterSafe Installers' Scheme. The new qualification will combine practical plumbing assessments with a water regulations test aimed at determining on-the-job competency.
Plumbing industry stalwart Chris Sneath has been appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his services to the plumbing and heating industry.
The big launch has been confirmed! The official consumer launch of the WaterSafe Installers’ Scheme has been confirmed and is set to take place in London on October 8 with representatives of Water UK, the Worshipful Company of Plumbers and the water supply industry.
Defra has carried out a consultation on the future management of private water supply pipes. We look at the implications of transferring private pipes into water company ownership.