Press Releases

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

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

WATCH: WRAS launches useful video on backflow prevention

Top tips to freeze out winter plumbing problems

11 Dec 2020

Top tips to freeze out winter plumbing problems WRAS and the Association of British Insurers lift the lid on the best way to prepare your home for winter and avoid plumbing problems Insurers paid out £2.2m a day to customers whose home has had a water leak in 2019 With winter infull

Top tips to freeze out winter plumbing problems

A third of Brits call in plumbers to fix their DIY disaster

5 Nov 2020

Almost a fifth of Brits say they regularly fix plumbing problems in the home themselves Half of Brits turn to YouTube rather than a plumber for advice on plumbing repairs 38 per cent of Brits rely on friends and family for advice on plumbing problems A survey* from the Water Regulation

A third of Brits call in plumbers to fix their DIY disaster

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

Plumbers call for training updates

How approved plumbers see work changing after the pandemic

14 Jul 2020

A survey of approved plumbers by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme ( WRAS ) has shown how they see the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the industry in the long term. Two thirds (68%) of those surveyed said things will change forever after the pandemic ends, with over half (59%) saying they expect

How approved plumbers see work changing after the pandemic

A third of plumbers cite cashflow as biggest concern during pandemic

15 Jun 2020

A survey* of plumbers by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme ( WRAS ) has shown the true impact of Covid-19 on the industry. A third (30%) of those surveyed said cashflow was their biggest concern since the pandemic began, above worries about a family member getting ill (26%) and returning to

A third of plumbers cite cashflow as biggest concern during pandemic

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

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

WRAS issues reminder about use of compliant water saving devices

13 May 2020

This Water Saving Week, the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme ( WRAS ) is reminding people about the importance of compliant water-saving devices. Running from 11 th until 15 th May, WaterSaving Week is an annual event which aims to educate consumers and tradespeople alike on the issues around

WRAS issues reminder   about use of compliant water saving devices

Plumbers call for more support on managing customer services

31 Mar 2020

• 50 per cent of plumbers believe their training should incorporate more guidance on customer services • 45 per cent believe their training should incorporate guidance on handling and avoiding customer complaints • WRAS urges plumbers to read WaterSafe’s advice and

Plumbers call for more support on managing customer services