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  • WCs Update (Jan 2020)

    6th January 2020 Update on WRAS approvals for existing WC, cistern and inlet valve approvals following interim agreement. WRAS Approvals is a voluntary approval scheme, which aims to help water fittings/water using appliance manufacturers read more

    6 January 2020


  • Voluntary agreement for WCs

    Defra has announced it is content with a voluntary interim agreement, proposed by the BMA and water companies, regarding the backflow protection arrangements in newly installed WCs. The agreement comes into force on 1st January 2020 for a period read more

    19 December 2019


  • Operational Flushing

    For the purposes of WRAS approvals, products which incorporate an operational flushing function may be granted. However, installers, building owners and manufacturers must be aware that any proposed installation of these products in non-household read more

    19 December 2019


  • Clarification for WCs

    In response to the investigation carried out by water companies and the publication of their clarifications on 28th March 2019, WRAS Approvals has reviewed its acceptance criteria for approvals to be granted in respect of WCs, cisterns and inlets read more

    20 March 2019