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Water Regs UK launch its new guidance online

Water companies have made the decision to replace the Water Regulations Guidebook with online guidance, driven by the desire to provide up-to-date information that can be easily accessed for free.

The new free-to-access online guidance is available on the Water Regs UK website:

All guidance has been comprehensively reviewed in collaboration with water companies to ensure it is up-to-date. This is the most significant change in guidance for more than twenty years and aims to provide more accessible, up-to-date information to help everyone comply with the water fittings regulations and byelaws.

Publication of the online guidance marks the retirement of the Water Regulations Guide (click to view). The Water Regulations Guide cannot be purchased after March 29, 2024, or earlier if stocks run out. Instead, Water Regs UK wants to encourage everyone to use the online guidance. This is up-to-date and free.

The key features of the online guidance are:

  • Up-to-date guidance is backed by water companies and can now be regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Free access for everyone will enable a wider reach and greater awareness of safe water systems.
  • Clear distinction between informative guidance about regulatory requirements and more general information, which may or may not apply depending on the situation.
  • For installers, this general guidance includes 87 new FAQs, 8 new booklets and 8 new checklists.
  • Users can print off all the informative guidance or relevant sections in PDF format.
  • The ability to give feedback will help identify gaps and drive continuous improvements.

This feature is sent on behalf of WaterRegs UK. The BMA has requested that if there are any significant changes or updates that BMA members need to be aware of, we will update on their responses.

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