The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme has developed a range of publications and other resources providing information relating to the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009. 

Most can be downloaded, or obtained from WRAS, free of charge.

WRAS Guide

Information Guidance Notes (IGNs)

  • Backflow prevention guidance: coastal & inland waterways
  • 9-02-03 Conservation of Water - Issue 2 - currently under review 
  • 9-02-05 Marking and identification of water reuse systems (replaced with 'Pipe identification information note' - see information leaflets below)
  • 9-04-04 Cold water storage cisterns - currently under review 
  • 9-06-03 Railway premises - currently under review 
  • 9-07-01 Installation of ION exchange water softeners - currently under review 

Water Industry Approved Installation Methods (AIMs)

Guidance booklets

Information Leaflets

Information Leaflets - caravan and camping sites

  • Information for installation of DC devices at caravan and camping sites - currently under review 
  • Guidance for use of DC devices at caravan and camping sites - currently under review 
  • Preventing frost damage in caravan holiday homes - currently under review 
  • Warning to caravan and park home owners and site managers - currently under review 

Other items of interest

  • Looking After Water in Your Home 
  • Keeping Water Safe in Premises  - currently under review 
  • Marina hose agreement - this publication has been withdrawn for further information contact your local water supplier.

Water Fittings Enforcement Reporting


WRAS Annual reports