We offer a number of water services to help you connect to our network or provide solutions for your site. These include water connections, new water mains through us and water main diversions.
If you are unsure if you require a water connection (S45) or a new water main (S41), then have a read of our guidance detailing the difference between a S45 and S41.
We also work closely with Self-lay Providers and will adopt these independently installed mains and services once they are commissioned. Alternatively you can consider using New Appointments and Variations to supply you water infrastructure and services for your site.
When laying a new water pipe, we need to ensure the correct materials are used to protect the quality of drinking water and this is especially important in land with a prior use or classed as brownfield.
With any application for new water mains to supply a development, you will need to include a completed contaminated land risk assessment which is filled out and signed by the risk assessor who should be a suitably competent person with the relevant experience in investigating contaminated sites or geo-environmental assessments. There are further guidance notes within the form.
Undertaking these geo-technical assessments early in your site planning will help you choose the appropriate materials for the development.