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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.
Young children are being encouraged to think about a career in plumbing in a new book for three to seven-year-olds called ‘My Mummy is a Plumber’.
The book has been published by Butterfly Books, in collaboration with WaterSafe, the national accreditation scheme for plumbers which promotes best practice in the industry.
Butterfly Books aims to raise awareness of future careers for children at a young age to help reduce skills shortages and promote more traditional male jobs to young women.
Julie Spinks, of WaterSafe, said: “We were delighted to work with the authors on the My Mummy is a Plumber book which shows how she saves the day to tackle burst water pipes and overflowing toilets.
“WaterSafe is keen to support young people coming into plumbing, particularly through apprentice schemes, and this books supports our own campaign, Get Girls Plumbing, to encourage more women to consider plumbing as a career.”
Butterfly Books has already released ‘My Mummy is an Engineer’ and is also working on ‘My Mummy is a Scientist’. A ‘My Daddy’ series is due to follow.
Author Kerrine Bryan, said: “We hope that the books will educate children on the world of work, and the wider range of careers open to them. In creating My Mummy is a Plumber we also learnt a bit about basic plumbing too!”
The book is available to buy at Butterfly Books for £6.99, plus postage and packaging, and a percentage of profits is donated to children’s charities.
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