What's New

New Office address
New Byelaws introduced in Scotland
WRAS Annual report 2012-2013
Watersafe Website now Live!
Comparisons against the Regulators' Specifications
New telephone and fax numbers

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme


WRAS Approval Process

Regulations & Byelaws

Regulators' Specification for Water Fittings

Interpretations & Advice

Chemical Risk Database


Water Industry Contacts

Water Fittings Directory 0n-line

PAG Meeting Dates 2014

Approved Plumber Scheme



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About the Scheme

The Scheme has the following aims:

(a) To promote knowledge of the Water Regulations throughout the UK and to encourage their consistent interpretation and enforcement, for the prevention of waste, undue consumption, misuse, erroneous measurement or contamination of water.

(b) To provide an advisory service for and on behalf of Water Suppliers and for any other person or body seeking guidance on the principles of Water Regulations.

(c) To consult on behalf of the water supply industry in the UK with Government, with professional, trade and other organisations, with fittings and materials manufacturers and others regarding the Water Regulations and related matters.

(d) To develop criteria for testing materials and fittings to assess their compliance with the Regulators’ Specifications for approved products in accordance with the Water Regulations.

(e) To assess the results of the testing of materials and fittings to determine their compliance with the Regulators’ Specifications and to publish up-to-date lists of satisfactory materials and fittings in the Scheme’s Water Fittings and Materials Directory.

(f) To administer for those Water Suppliers who wish it, a scheme to assess, register and publicise Approved Contractors in accordance with the Water Regulations.

(g) To participate in the representation of the UK Water Supply Industry in the development of relevant, practical and appropriate national and international standards for water fittings and plumbing systems.


  WRAS Ltd is a company registered in England. Registered office address:
13 Newby Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 5DA. .
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