UK Mandatory Water Efficiency Labelling

Closed 25 Nov 2022

Opened 2 Sep 2022


We want to hear your views on our plans to introduce mandatory water efficiency labelling across all UK nations - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We propose to label water using products (e.g. taps, showers, toilets, dishwashers and washing machines). This consultation sets out our proposed approach, products covered by the label, label design/ features, label display and standards to support the label. The benefits of labelling for reducing impacts on the natural environment and the environmental, social and economic costs of the proposals are presented. 

Why your views matter

Your responses will shape the development of processes, guidance and secondary legislation.  


  • Energy sector
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • Households
  • Non-Household Customers
  • Consumer Groups
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Retail Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • SME businesses
  • Energy suppliers
  • Water suppliers
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Stakeholders


  • Climate change
  • National Adaptation Programme
  • Water conservation
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Water Abstraction
  • House Building and Planning
  • DEFRA Policy