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
(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
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.