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Christmas opening hours

1 Dec 2021

Our offices will be closed from 12:30pm Friday, 24 December 2021, until 08:30 Tuesday, 4 January 2022 . During this time our Technical Helpdesk service will not be operational. We will endeavour to respond to emails as quickly as possible once the office reopens. The Water Regs UK team would like

Meet Water Regs UK

1 Apr 2021

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has separated its subscriptions and approvals activities into two separate businesses, Water Regs UK and the Water Regulations Approval Scheme (WRAS). The move follows an internal review and a series of in-depth surveys of members, stakeholders and

Regulation 4(1)(a) guidance

29 Dec 2020

The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 impose a legal duty not to install water fittings unless they satisfy the requirements specified in

WRAS response to Coronavirus

24 Mar 2020

The safety and well-being of our team, our customers and our suppliers is the number one priority for WRAS. Like any responsible business, we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation both within the UK and globally. We wanted to provide an update on some of the steps we

RPZ AIM version 2 January 2020

8 Jan 2020

The RPZ AIM 08-01 has been updated, Issue 2 was published on 8 January 2020 ( link to AIM version 2 ). There will be a 12-month transition period, running until 7 January 2021, after which Issue 1 will no longer be recognised - link to further information .

WRAS News - Winter edition 2019

20 Dec 2019

WRAS News - Winter 2019 Welcome to the latest edition of WRAS news, providing water fittings regulations and byelaws news from across the UK. This bulletin provides a sample of the wide-ranging information which can be found on the WRAS website. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who may

Breaking news: voluntary interim agreement

19 Dec 2019

Defra has announced it is content with a voluntary interim agreement, proposed by the BMA and water companies, regarding the backflow protection arrangements in newly installed WCs. The agreement comes into force on 1st January 2020 for a period of six months ( click to view )

WC compliance

20 Mar 2019

Following a full legal review of the requirements of regulation 4(1) of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 in respect of WC suites, water undertakers

Schools guidance published

19 Dec 2018

New technical guidance has been published for water systems in educational establishments. It provides advice on potential backflow risks in schools, colleges and other higher education establishments but does not cover universities. It focuses on installations supplying water for non-domestic use

New pipe insulation app launched

6 Feb 2017

links updated 19Apr21 The new WRAS Pipe Insulation Tool is a free, easy-to-use app for designers, installers and property owners to assess the effectiveness of insulation in delaying the freezing of water in pipes. Inputting a few key pieces of information will reveal how many hours protection you