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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.

Water Support Services search

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:

  • Groundworkers
  • Catering installers
  • Point of Use

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

Groundworkers can work on the supply pipe (the underground pipe) supplying your property, up to the internal stop valve.

Catering installers

Catering Installers can install commercial kitchen equipment.

Point of Use installers

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.

Emergency Plumber Search

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.

Click here for more information about Emergency Plumbers

CIPHE Announces New President

Steve Ingle has been elected National President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) after more than 45 years as a member of the WaterSafe partner scheme.

The announcement was made at the CIPHE AGM on June 22 in Cardiff with around 50 water industry guests in attendance. Technical Services account manager at E.ON, Kevin McCallister, was voted in as the Vice President.

Mr Ingle has served on most of the Institute’s committees in various positions, at local, regional aSteve Ingles HVP magnd national levels, as well as representing the Institute on external committees throughout his years as a member.

Steve said: “I will try to promote the importance of good design, installation and maintenance within the plumbing, heating, and associated services supported, of course by quality training.
“In a link with training, another exciting project I hope to undertake in my year of office is developing greater interface with the CIPHE’s Industrial Associates. We need to discuss how we can support their technical activities to benefit members across all parts of the Institute.”

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