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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.
A survey of approved plumbers in the UK reveals they are helping homes and businesses save millions of litres of water each year and money off water and energy bills. WaterSafe carried out a survey of its plumbers to find out how much they talk about saving water with customers.
Two of the UK’s leading water associations – Waterwise and WaterSafe – join forces for a national week-long campaign to promote simple water saving tips for the home, garden, schools, workplace and communities.
Drinking safe, healthy tap water is the most important thing all of us do every day of the year. So, on World Plumbing Day, WaterSafe is celebrating the role its trusted and qualified plumbers play in keeping drinking water safe in homes and businesses across the UK.