Target date for mandatory water label announced

The introduction of the new mandatory water labelling scheme is set for early 2024 and the consultation will take place during 2022.

In July, the Government announced that it would be introducing a mandatory water efficiency label and has now revealed the target date for it to be rolled out across the UK.

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) has been asked to provide input to the consultation and has had meetings with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and other bodies to discuss the label.

The consultation period will examine potential “minimum standards” for taps and showers, which the BMA speculates will likely based on a combination of flow rate and functionality performance. The BMA is also pushing for a development of a European Committee for Standardization (CEN) standard functionality.

For KBB retailers, there are a range of possible implications surrounding the introduction of this label and they could be liable if they sell products that do not carry the label or do not display it in their POS for products that do.

The new water label has been introduced as part of the Government’s scheme to save water in new-builds and retrofits.

The BMA and Yvonne Orgill, managing director of The Unified Water Label Association (UWLA), have been urging the KBB industry to take water saving seriously for 10 years.

  • In this podcast we talk to BMA CEO Tom Reynolds and Unified Water Label managing director Yvonne Orgill about the new water label and its implications to the industry.

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