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Whenever you alter or replace pipework in the home, it make sense to only use approved plumbing materials and an approved plumber.

It is essential that any work carried out on domestic plumbing does not result in deterioration in water quality. The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and the Water Industry Act 1991 detail the responsibilities of water companies, customers and people who install water fittings and work on plumbing systems.

We strongly recommend that you use an approved plumber who will be able to ensure that the work complies with the regulations. You can find a list of approved plumbers who work in our region on the WaterSafe website. these include plumbers who qualified under the Anglian Water approved plumber scheme.

When making any changes to plumbing in the home, always follow the manufacturers instructions carefully and ensure pipework is laid appropriately and that any undue warming is avoided. Ensure that header and other storage tanks have adequate covers, vents and ventilation.

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) provide interpretation of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, along with advice on subjects such as backflow prevention, installation of fittings, and prevention of cross-contamination and so on. Further information can be obtained from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme website.