A WATER company that supplies homes in Ringwood in Fordingbridge is backing WaterSafe’s newly-launched Get Girls Plumbing campaign.

A poll of 2,000 consumers conducted by WaterSafe, a plumbing assurance scheme, revealed nearly a third of women would prefer a female plumber to carry out work in their home.

The poll also found that 38 per cent of women in the UK would learn a trade if they had their time over again.

Fewer than one per cent of plumbers in the UK are women.