Most people living in the UK don’t give a second thought about ‘safe’ water – they turn on the tap and ‘hey presto’ clean water is dispensed.

However, while the water may be wholesome when it arrives into the property from the mains, what happens to it afterwards may be a completely different story.

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched a Safe Water campaign to raise consumers’ awareness on issues such as Legionella, plumbing misconnections and hot water scalding.

There is now information in the consumer section of the CIPHE website which covers a wide area of topics that will be of interest to landlords, gardeners, people looking after children or elderly relatives and those thinking about building extensions or changes to their plumbing systems.

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