UKPS is accredited by the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS), operated by Lloyds Register on behalf of water utility companies. The scheme accredits UKPS to design, install, test and commission new water networks and service connections to a standard suitable for adoption by the incumbent water utility company. We work with our customers at all stages of a project, from initially establishing the availability of network capacity through to transferring the constructed assets over to the water company for full adoption.
Water network design
As part of our water design process, we fully design and cost the water infrastructure to customer requirements, either as a standalone job or as part of a full multi-utility solution. We project manage the process, liaising with the developers, local authorities and the adopting water company to ensure connection and adoption of the assets is achieved on time and to budget. Following the rigorous national standards for design approval, inclusive of site surveys, audits and inspections, we produce approved water network designs.
To help reduce customer costs, our teams are also proficient in liaising with, and challenging the water authority on issues such as statutory water charges and any customer contributions that the water company require.
Building water networks
The installation of the full network infrastructure of water mains and services by UKPS includes excavation, backfilling and reinstatement.
After the installation process, our teams undertake the commissioning processes of pressure testing, disinfection and final connection to the live water network, prior to transferring the new water assets to the regional water authority.