South Staffs Water welcomes WaterSafe

8 October 2013

South Staffs Water is delighted to announce its support of the newly-launched WaterSafe, the UK's first ever industry-wide plumbing assurance scheme designed to heighten standards within the UK's plumbing sector.

Constituting the first plumbing body of its kind, WaterSafe is a brand new dedicated online search facility and assurance scheme designed to provide recognition for competent plumbers. In this way, the aim is to protect homeowners and businesses seeking water supply plumbing work, while contributing to the safety of drinking water supplies.

For the consumer, the result is that choosing a plumber has never been easier. Bringing together all of the approved contractors' schemes in the UK operated by water companies and trade associations. WaterSafe enables users to source an approved, plumbing business wherever they are and rest assured that their recognised plumbers are fully qualified to carry out the work in their home.

The official launch was marked today with a prestigious event at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster where key stakeholders within the water and plumbing industry congregated and received a series of presentations on the WaterSafe scheme. This included a speech from Andy Foster, operations and policy director at The Trading Standards Institute.

The WaterSafe scheme brings together the seven existing Approved Contractors' Schemes operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and is also supported by all of the water companies and key plumbing bodies in the UK.