About Us

Safe drinking water is a priority for every home and business. So, it’s vital you can easily demonstrate your plumbing products comply with regulations.

Gaining approval from WRAS, the Water Regulations Approval Scheme, is an easy way to demonstrate compliance with water fittings regulations1. We certify plumbing products and materials in the UK following rigorous tests in accredited laboratories – and consumers trust us.

The Water Regulations Approval Scheme is an independent UK certification body for plumbing products and materials, helping business and consumers choose compliant products that keep water safe.

  • We provide a choice of laboratories, from which we are independent.
  • We are ISO 17065 accredited
  • Our brand is well known and trusted.
  • Around three-quarters of non-household customers are aware of WRAS approvals with 62% prepared to pay more for a WRAS-approved product2
  • Products have passed rigorous tests in accredited laboratories
  • It’s an easy way to know you’re complying with the water fittings regulations
  • Our comprehensive directory contains more than 9,000 product ranges and 3,000 materials.

1Water Fittings Regulations’ refers to The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and The Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014.

2 Survey with 500 non-households in 2021.

WRAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Water Regs UK limited.

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