Plumbing & Heating Engineers
Working according to stringent water regulations for the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fitting and water-using appliances in commercial and domestic properties in England and Wales or according to Scottish Water Byelaws means you need the right products to do the best job, stay legal (see below) and maintain your reputation.
The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 protect public health by setting out requirements for plumbing systems, safeguarding our drinking water.
The regulations apply to all properties, businesses and home with a private water supply and a mains backup (provided by a water company). They cover plumbing systems, water fittings and equipment (in place or to be delivered) using the public water supply, beginning from the point where water enters the underground service pipe to where it’s used.
In England and Wales, the regulations are designed to prevent:
- Inefficient use of waste or water
- Excessive consumption
- Contamination of drinking water supplies
- Incorrect measurement of water supplied, safeguarding against wrong usage readings
The three main requirements are:
- Plumbing systems, water fittings and water using appliances must be installed and maintained to comply with the regulations
- Contamination of drinking water must be prevented
- Advance notice of plumbing installation work must be given
Water is a food grade product and like food packaging, pipes and fittings cannot contain harmful materials that may contaminate water. Using products that are unsuitable are not only against the law but can cause contamination of drinking water. Contamination can generate unpleasant taste and odours, or at worst can be harmful to health and could be fatal in groups that are vulnerable.
Although it is not illegal to sell unsuitable fitting and appliances, it is illegal to install one – so by working with Watersavers and installing our approved and suitable products you know you are safe and in good hands.
Watersavers products are designed and manufactured in the UK. We provide leak detection systems, shut off valves and PIR controls, legionella prevention and urinal controls.
|Water Leak Detection||Solenoid Shut Off Valves|
|Auto Litre Dosing Control||PIR Switches|
|Timer on/off Controls||Timed Discharge Water Valve|
|Timed Discharge Valve||Urinal Flushing Controls|
|Push Button Water Timer||Pulsed Water Meters|
Under the UK health and safety law, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, every business or professional in control of a commercial property is required to carry out a regular legionella risk assessment to identify possible sources of legionella in their premises, and take action to control the risk if necessary.
Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria that is a potentially fatal condition contracted by inhaling small droplets of contaminated water. Legionnaires’ disease is usually associated with water systems, pipes, cooling towers where the conditions support multiplication of the bacteria, by binary fission, at temperatures between 20 and 50 degrees* Celsius.
The most effective, non-chemical, and kinder to the environment, treatments to prevent Legionella include:
- Flush water pipes to reduce or remove instances of stagnation
- Maintain cold water temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius and hot water above 50 degrees Celsius
- Monitoring scale and sediment in the water
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Watersavers was founded in 1985 and has been specialising in the design and manufacture of flow rate and pressure monitoring water leak detection solutions, valves & PIR controls, legionella prevention solutions and urinal controls for decades. Designers of the first, award winning, water-saving infrared urinal flushing control, we continue to develop products that reduce water consumption and unnecessary leaks.
We benefit from decades of long-established British design and engineering capability being part of Daro Group. We also benefit from the wider support of the Group’s central resources such as strategic planning, sales & marketing, financial management and continuous investment.
Because we maintain control over our design and manufacture in the UK, we’re able to specify the best and appropriate components and manage a short local supply chain to provide you with quality products and service. Many of our products are WRAS approved and are used to obtain BREEAM credits.
We embrace continuous improvement and pride ourselves on being agile and responsive. As a result, we are trusted by the range of customers we serve. This includes design-stage consultants, main contractors, M&E contractors, distributors and wholesalers, plumbing & heating engineers and hygiene and facilities management companies.
Our concern for conservation goes beyond water, therefore our products are renowned for their lasting qualities. We also advocate ‘repair rather than replace’ to conserve raw materials and energy. However, when any product does reach its end of life, we ask that it is returned to us for safe recycling.
Manufacturing and stocks of products are maintained at our head office in Suffolk close to the M11 with excellent transport links nationally. This means we’re able to offer our standard products available for next day delivery.