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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 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

E.Coli in Brockington College Private Water Supply 

Traces of E.Coli have been detected in a Leicestershire college, leading to students and teachers having to use bottled water.

Brocklington College in Enderby was put on alert after the bacteria was found in their internal water supply.

Environmental health officers have said there is very little risk to individuals at the college and bottled or boiled water is being used "as a precaution".

A spokesperson for Severn Trent speaking to the Leicester Mercury attributed the problem to the age and and installation of the plumbing system in the building.

"Severn Trent carried out multiple inspections of the plumbing", she said, including the set-up of the tank system supplying the college with water, and this "identified improvements that could be made to the plumbing system within the school".
"We discussed the result with the local authority and the health protection unit and a decision was collectively made by both organisations to issue a precautionary boil water notice to the college while an investigation was carried out into the quality of water within the school," the spokesperson continued.
She added: "As part of our investigation, the water supplied to the college by Severn Trent was thoroughly sampled and the results were found to be satisfactory.
"However, one of the samples collected from the college's internal water supply didn't meet the water quality regulations standards."

Read more on the Leicester Mercury website.

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