Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS)

Started in 2009, the Mandatory WELS is a grading system of 0/1/2/3 ticks to reflect the water efficiency level of a product. Currently, taps and mixers, dual-flush low capacity flushing cisterns (LCFCs), urinal flush valves and waterless urinals are labelled under this Scheme. The more ticks a product has, the more water-efficient it is. With this scheme, consumers can make informed choices when making purchases.

This is a follow-up scheme from Voluntary WELS which was introduced in 2006.

From October 2015, only 2 and 3-tick WELS rated washing machines are allowed to be sold in Singapore. Showerheads continue to remain under the Voluntary WELS.

To learn more on Mandatory WELS and water-efficient washing machines, please click on the brochures below.




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Last updated on 25 Jan 2016