News Archive

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18-24-year olds unlikely to know where a stopcock is located

7 Sep 2018

Four in five 18-24-year olds (82%) do not think to ask where the main stopcock is when moving into a new home, which could spell disaster for them if they need to shutoff the water supply in an emergency. A study of 2,000 homeowners, commissioned by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS),found

Installers urged to offer water efficiency advice during home improvement boom

20 Aug 2021

With 2021 a boom year for home improvements, Water Regs UK is reminding installers to keep water efficiency front of mind when advising homeowners about bathroom makeovers. At the turn of the year, almost one in six homeowners said they were planning some kind of home improvement in 2021*. Many of

Householders urged to be more careful when choosing a plumber

17 Dec 2021

23% of householders have been unhappy with work carried out by a plumber 44% of those people said the plumber couldn’t fix the problem 23% said the plumber had even caused further damage Plumbing problems can increase during Winter and plumbers will be in high demand Water Regs UK says using

Notification campaign launch

17 Aug 2016

WRAS, the UK’s leading water regulations body, is urging anyone planning plumbing work to make sure they know the ‘water law’ before they start. Many water companies are supporting the initiative with localised campaigns. In many cases, work on new and existing plumbing systems,

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

24 Aug 2017

Welcome to the Autumn 2017 newsletter. To sign up to future editions of the newsletter enrol by using the subscriber form If you have ideas for or would like to contribute to a future edition of the newsletter, please let us know by emailing – newsletter@waterregsuk.co.uk . Installer news Water

Annual Report 2014/15 published

5 Nov 2015

WRAS has recently published our annual report covering the financial year 2014/2015. Key sections included and issues covered include: General information about WRAS Governance and financial performance Business plan update Subscribers' survey (satisfaction) Approved Product and Materials

WATCH: WRAS launches useful video on backflow prevention

15 Jan 2021

WATCH: WRAS LAUNCHES USEFUL VIDEO ON BACKFLOW PREVENTION The Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS)has launched a new, informative video on preventing and identifying backflow in common domestic scenarios. Backflow is water moving in the wrong direction within a plumbing system. The video, which

Spring 2016 Newsletter

30 Mar 2016

Welcome to the Spring 2018 newsletter. To sign up to future editions of the newsletter enrol by using the subscriber form If you have ideas for or would like to contribute to a future edition of the newsletter, please let us know by emailing – newsletter@waterregsuk.co.uk . Installer news

Changes to RPZ AIM announced

10 Jan 2020

CHANGES TO RPZ APPROVED INSTALLATION METHOD ANNOUNCED Free training on the new AIM to be offered to all RPZ testers who are listed on the WRAS website The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme ( WRAS ) has confirmed changes to the Approved Installation Method (AIM) for Type BA devices (RPZ valves),

"OK Google, find me a plumber" One in five homeowners find plumbers online

26 Sep 2019

Water companies are last on list of places to find a plumbing professional Family and friends are most popular choice for more than half of Brits WRAS urges people to check plum bers are approved, regardless of how they are found Brits are shunning trusted and approved sources when searching