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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 has launched a new Facebook page to make it easier for households across the UK to find a skilled and approved plumber local to them.
This page, located at facebook.com/WaterSafeRegister, contains useful information for households and businesses looking for a trusted plumber and advice on how to keep their drinking water supplies fresh and healthy.
It also provides a central point for WaterSafe plumbing businesses to keep up to date with the latest industry news and updates.
WaterSafe provides a free online postcode search on its website at watersafe.org.uk, which customers can use to find a skilled local plumber.
Julie Spinks, Director of WaterSafe, said: “We have carried out research in the past which shows how unqualified plumbers can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage and put the safety of drinking water at risk in homes and workplaces.
“So, we are expanding our reach to make it as easy and accessible as possible for everyone to have free access to our register of approved and qualified plumbers, which is not only backed by the Government but by all the water companies which supply drinking water in the UK.”