Serving parts of North West London and the Home Counties.

Looking after water in your home - Water UK Guide

Water entering your property is among the best in the world and it is worth taking a few simple steps to make sure it stays that way.

Most commonly occurring problems with your drinking water arise within the household environment, but can be quickly resolved by following a few simple steps.

WaterUK, who represent all UK water and wastewater service suppliers at national and European level, has produced a consumer guide ‘Looking After Water in Your Home’ which shows how to keep water in top condition and avoid problems that can affect taste and odour.

The guide covers many commonly occurring problems, including:
In the kitchen:

  • Tap hygiene
  • Tastes, odours and colour

In the Bathroom:

  • Staining
  • Mould

In the roof:

  • Water storage
  • Roof tanks

Outside the home:

  • Taps & hosepipes
  • Chemical spills


Water Fittings Regulations

It is equally important to remember that any products that come into contact with drinking water, for example taps or pipework, should not affect the quality of that water.  These products are governed by the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and it is Affinity Water's duty to enforce these Regulations within its area of supply. 

The Regulations protect water supplies against contamination, waste and misuse.  Please contact us if you are planning any plumbing work and would like advice about the Regulations.

Further information on the Water Fittings Regulations can be found here or by contacting The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) .