About Potable Paints & Coatings (WRAS Approved)

What does potable water mean?

Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation, without risk of health problems.

How can I be sure to use the correct products?

DWI and WRAS compliant or approved products have to go through a rigorous testing procedure to make sure every aspect of the design and construction comply with the regulations. Before you make any decisions on which manufacturer’s products to use, you should be asking whether or not their products comply with DWI and WRAS regulations and obtain certifications and avoid any manufacturers that do not provide compliant products.

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Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646 Epoxy Primer Finish

Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646 Epoxy Primer Finish

A versatile high performance polyamide cured epoxy designed to fulfil the needs of both new construction and maintenance p...

From £337.58 (£405.10 Inc VAT)
Sherwin Williams Dura-Plate UHS Epoxy Tank Lining

Sherwin Williams Dura-Plate UHS Epoxy Tank Lining

A rapid return to service, high build, edge retentive tank lining for prepared steel or concrete surfaces industrial and m...

£310.00 (£372.00 Inc VAT)
Sika Monotop 610, 25Kg

Sika Monotop 610, 25Kg

A one component cementitious, polymer modified primer for reinforcement protection and also a bonding bridge for MonoTop c...

£63.26 (£75.91 Inc VAT)
Hempel Hempadur 35560 - WRAS Approved

Hempel Hempadur 35560 - WRAS Approved

Approved potable water, solvent-free, high-build, polyamine adduct cured epoxy paint.

£249.26 (£299.11 Inc VAT)
Jotun Tankguard DW

Jotun Tankguard DW

A two component solvent free amine cured epoxy coating. It is specially designed for potable drinking water tanks.

£290.74 (£348.89 Inc VAT)
Axalta Acothane Mastic Standard Grade, Dark Grey, 10 x 1 Litre

Axalta Acothane Mastic Standard Grade, Dark Grey, 10 x 1 Litre

A solvent free, high build, two pack polyurethane mastic for steel, for the repair of pipe coatings and the coating of fie...

£220.00 (£264.00 Inc VAT)
PPG SigmaGuard CSF 585

PPG SigmaGuard CSF 585

WRAS Approved for drinking water, a two component solvent free amine cured epoxy coating.

From £78.60 (£94.32 Inc VAT)
Axalta Epicol SF Solvent Free Epoxy

Axalta Epicol SF Solvent Free Epoxy

A two pack solvent free epoxy, for steelwork in contact with potable water and for use as a floor coating.

£94.00 (£112.80 Inc VAT)

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What you need to know about DWI and WRAS

An important consideration if you are looking to provide drinking water is to ensure that the equipment used from the source of the water, up to the point of delivery to the consumer’s building is DWI and/or WRAS compliant. Regulation 31 of DWI deals with products used in the treatment and distribution of water supplies.

So what’s the difference between DWI and WRAS?

Drinking Water Inspectorate approval (DWI) is the legal requirement for all distribution and water treatment pipe, fittings and storage tanks including Polyethylene, PVC & HDPE products. For systems that are responsible for transporting drinking water above the stop cock, the system needs to be WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved, again this is needed for all Polyethylene, HDPE and PVC pipe, tanks and fittings.