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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.
WaterSafe, the UK body for approved plumbers, is launching a multi-channel advertising campaign to highlight the importance of always using an approved installer.
Timed to coincide with World Plumbing Day on 11 March, the campaign will help consumers all over the UK make better choices when it comes to finding a qualified, trusted plumber.
WaterSafe has created a short, animated film to front the campaign, which will be premiered on Google, Facebook and Newsquest media digital channels.
WaterSafe is a central register of more than 5,500 approved plumbers, supported by all the UK water companies and the drinking water quality regulators.
The NHS uses WaterSafe approved plumbers as they have specific training in Water Fittings Regulations and Byelaws, which helps prevent the risk of contamination of drinking water.
Clean water is fundamental to good health and is at the heart of daily activities – drinking, cooking and washing. Take a chance on your installer and you could pay the price – not just with the health of your water, it costs an average of £426 to fix a bodged plumbing job.
Julie Spinks, director of WaterSafe said: “World Plumbing Day celebrates the important role that qualified plumbers play in protecting public health, so it’s the perfect time to launch our advertising campaign.
“With WaterSafe you can have complete peace of mind about your plumber’s training and a commitment their work meets safety standards. The bestway to keep drinking water safe is to pick a plumber approved by WaterSafe.”
To find your nearest approved plumber or to find out more about joining the register, visit the WaterSafe website or call 0333 207 9030.
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