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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

SNIPEF Elects New President

SNIPEF elected its president for 2015/16 at the Annual General Meeting which took place last month.

John Leonard of Belfast was elected at the meeting held on 29 May 2015 and takes over from Raymond Leslie.

Mr Leonard is the fourth National President from Northern Ireland. His father, Joe, was SNIPEF President in 1996/97 and was present at the AGM to see his son being installed. This is only the second time in the history of SNIPEF that a son has followed his father in taking the national presidency.

Mr Leonard, said: The past year has seen considerable change within SNIPEF at what has been a challenging time. There have been a number of positive results of these changes including an increase in membership and greater participation in some of the schemes and services that have been arranged for our members.

"However, there is no room for complacency and…we need to ensure national policy reflects the needs of our membership. I look forward to playing my part in this."

SNIPEF currently has 379 businesses approved on WaterSafe. The businesses employ 907 WaterSafe recognised individuals, which is 27 per cent of all those registered through the seven schemes on WaterSafe.

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