Potable Water Tanks (meaning tanks that are manufactured to be able to store water that is fit for human consumption) must be manufactured from materials that are WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) Approved.
This is a system whereby the manufacturer will submit a tank to the WRAS scheme to be assessed and tested against the requirements of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999. If the tank is approved then a certificate of conformity is granted. This certificate ensures the customer can be sure the Potable Water tank is safe for drinking water and is manufactured in accordance with the required regulations.
The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 are monitored by all the UK Water companies who also have an obligation to ensure the regulations are adhered to and enforced.
WRAS is a private advisory scheme and is funded by all the UK water suppliers, based in South Wales, the scheme was set up to provide information with the following aims:
- To provide knowledge of the regulations
- To provide an advisory service
- To develop testing criteria and subsequent testing
- To act as consultants
- To assess, register and publicise approved contractors
- To help represent the UK water supply industry in the development of national and international water standards
It is important when selecting a Water Tank for drinking water that the tank is WRAS approved and not just the materials that the tank is manufactured from. At Direct Water Tanks the whole of our range of Potable Water Tanks are WRAS approved and certified with certificates of approval available upon request.
To view our full range of Potable Water Tanks, please visit: http://www.directwatertanks.co.uk/potable-water-tanks