Looking after your water

The water we supply is high quality but once it enters your home it can deteriorate due to the condition of pipes and fittings.

For advice on keeping the water in your home at its best, download the water industry guide Looking after water in your home. It includes everything from tips on tap hygiene to advice on safe water storage and how to prepare for winter.

There are regulations which specify how plumbing systems should be designed and maintained without causing contamination or wastage. For more information go to our Water Fittings Regulations section. You will also find details of the Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme, which contains a list of local plumbers who have a qualification in Regulations compliance.