The purpose of WRAS approved pumps are to contribute to the protection of public health by preventing contamination of public water supplies and encouraging the efficient use of water by promoting and facilitating compliance with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Byelaws in Scotland.
It has four core objectives:
- To raise awareness and understanding of the Water Fittings Regulations, through marketing and communications, advice, consultation, education and professional development.
- To provide an approval scheme, processes and guidance to enable organisations and individuals to demonstrate compliance with the Water Fittings Regulations.
- To provide cost-effective support to water companies by providing guidance to enable consistent interpretation and enforcement of the Water Fittings Regulations.
- To represent the UK water supply industry as one voice on the Water Fittings Regulations and contribute to the development of relevant guidance, codes of practice and standards.
Visit the WRAS.co.uk website to learn more about the standard.
The WRAS seal of approval is seen as a guarantee of quality and water safety. Many building services, installers and companies will only use WRAS pumps to ensure the safety of their customers. If you are using a pump for potable water applications we highly recommend that you use a WRAS approved pump like the PUK VARI COM to ensure you meet your legal requirements.
Despite WRAS being the ‘known standard’ in water quality, it is a difficult accreditation to receive and is not as common as you might expect. Pumps have to be physically tested and paperwork is required on every component that is in contact with water and many manufactures do not go to this extra level.