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  • WRAS Approvals inlet valve, cistern, WC update

    31st October 2019 WRAS Approvals is a voluntary approval scheme, which aims to help water fittings/water using appliance manufacturers demonstrate compliance with the water fittings regulations. WRAS Approvals must take the views of the water read more

  • Operational Flushing F7 Form

    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

  • WRAS Approvals issue Guidance and Conditions

    Water company clarifications were published on the WRAS website in March 2019 ( ). In response to these clarifications, WRAS Approvals reviewed its acceptance criteria to grant approvals for WCs, cisterns and read more

  • WRAS WC Approvals clarification

    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

  • WC compliance

    Following a full legal review of the requirements of regulation 4(1) of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern read more

  • Schools guidance published

    New technical guidance has been published for water systems in educational establishments. It provides advice on potential backflow risks in schools, colleges and other higher education establishments but does not cover universities. It focuses read more

  • PAG changes

    The submission deadline dates for WRAS product approvals have been changed. The cut off has been brought forward by two days. This will allow files to be checked earlier and allow more time for issues to be resolved. PAG Dates read more

  • New pipe insulation app launched

    The new WRAS Pipe Insulation Tool is a free, easy-to-use app for designers, installers and property owners to assess the effectiveness of insulation in delaying the freezing of water in pipes. Inputting a few key pieces of information will reveal read more