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Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (WELS)

Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (WELS)

The Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (WELS) is a product certification scheme by the Public Utilities Board (PUB).

The purpose of WELS is to:

  1. Conserve water by further reducing water consumption through greater awareness and use of water efficient water fittings, appliances and apparatuses and products
  2. Provide water efficiency and performance information to purchasers of water fittings, appliances, apparatuses or products so that they can make a well-informed purchasing decision
  3. Provide consumers with the necessary information on water efficiency of the labeled water fitting, appliance, apparatus, or product and allow them to compare it to other similar models in the market places, before deciding on their purchase
  4. Clearly differentiate the less water efficient water fittings, appliances, apparatuses or products from the more water efficient ones
  5. Encourage vendors to offer more water efficient water fittings, appliances, apparatuses and products in Singapore and mould consumer preference towards more water efficient fittings, appliances, apparatuses and products
  6. Stimulate the introduction of cost-effective and water efficient technologies
  7. Promote the adoption of efficient and effective water-use technologies

Under this scheme, water fittings such as tap/mixers, dual-flush low capacity flushing cistern (LCFC), urinal flush valves/waterless urinal and appliance such as clothes washing machines shall be labeled under the Mandatory Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (MWELS) before they can be offered-for-sale, displayed, advertised for sale/supply in Singapore. Showerheads are under the Voluntary Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (VWELS).

You may contact the following for more information:

Fiona Leong
Tel: 6895 2245
Email: fionaleong@setsco.com

Dixon Ng
Tel: 6895 0650
Email: ngds@setsco.com