News Archive

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Plumbers call for training updates

5 Oct 2020

UK plumbers want their industry training to be updated to cover off a broader spectrum of topics and include periodic refresher training and auditing, according to research released by the Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme (WRAS). The study found that 91 per cent of approved plumbers believe it

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

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

New Scottish Water Byelaws introduced

14 Jul 2014

New Water Byelaws have been introduced in Scotland replacing those brought in a decade ago. The Byelaws have been created and are enforced by Scottish Water and must be adhered to in all properties in Scotland which have a public water supply. The Scottish Water Byelaws 2004 have now been replaced

Winter 2019 Newsletter

20 Dec 2019

Welcome to the Winter 2019 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 . Publications Backflow

Businesses urged to take caution with plumbing work before re-opening premises

15 May 2020

As many of the UK’s businesses consider reopening their doors, the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) is encouraging business and property owners to consider the risks posed by their water systems sooner rather than later, to avoid health risks. The restrictions placed on people and

REVEALED: The environmental cost of putting off pesky plumbing problems

8 Nov 2019

REVEALED: THE ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF PUTTING OFF PESKY PLUMBING PROBLEMS One in five Brits would wait in excess of four days to fix a leaky loo, wasting up to 400 litres of water per day New research released today reveals that Brits are putting off fixing simple plumbing issues like leaky

Surrey plumbers top list of most complained about in the country

19 Jul 2018

FOI requests to UK councils show the areas which receive most plumber complaints to Trading Standards South East regions dominate the list with Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent County councils all reporting hundreds of complaints to Trading Standards Consumers looking for plumbers are being urged

Winter plumbing myths: busted

20 Dec 2018

WRAS deciphers the facts from the fiction when it comes to preparing your home for winter weather With the winter weather firmly upon us, homeowners are advised to prepare their home’s plumbing in order to prevent potential damage to their house. Frozen and burst water pipes can cause

Consultation on the Water Industry’s AIM 08-01 for RPZ valves

26 Mar 2015

The water industry, through WRAS, is consulting on a proposed revision to Water Undertakers’ Approved Installation Method (AIM 08-01) – Type BA Device – Verifiable Backflow Preventer with Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ Valve) . This consultation provides stakeholders and interested