Water supplier joins scheme

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A SCHEME to heighten standards within the UK’s plumbing sector is being supported by Portsmouth Water.

WaterSafe is a brand new national plumbing assurance scheme with the aim of providing recognition for competent plumbers and assurance to customers seeking water supply plumbing work.

It is supported by all UK water suppliers and owned by the seven existing Approved Contractors’ Schemes operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Rod Porteous, engineering director at Portsmouth Water said, ‘WaterSafe effectively brings together all UK water company and trade association approved contractors’ schemes under one umbrella organisation so that consumers can be assured of having a competent and qualified plumber every time.

‘In turn, as well as promoting good plumbing practice and compliance with the Water Fittings Regulations, the scheme will help to drive out rogue plumbers and give approved plumbing businesses the recognition they deserve.’

The WaterSafe scheme brings together the seven existing Approved Contractors’ Schemes operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and is also supported by all of the water companies and key plumbing bodies in the UK.

To find out more about the scheme, see watersafe.org.uk.