Your water connection quote document will include a few sections and terms. Here is a helpful glossary to help you understand what this means:
Connection Cost: This cost of the excavation work, fittings and pipework, and reinstatement of the area.
Complex (Extraordinary) Traffic Management Cost: This includes the cost of traffic lights and signage, pedestrian/traffic diversions and road closures. Traffic Management costs are actual costs to ensure we comply with the Traffic Management Act 2004. Traffic management applies to around 65% of our customers. If traffic management is not required for your scheme, you will not be charged.
Water Regulations Inspection Cost: This is the cost to inspect your service pipe, and that it meets water regulations standards to ensure water quality for your property and our network.
Application Fee: This is the charge for your site survey and production of your cost advice.
Administration Fee: The fee associated with general administration activities, relating to the construction phase, which can include processing any payments, scheduling the works, supervision and project management, and processing information into relevant billing/management systems.
Infrastructure Charge: The charges described in section 146(2) of the Water Industry Act 1991. That is, a charge paid to the Water Company when a property is connected to the company’s water supply or sewer network for the first time.
Income Offset: Income offset is a payment made by us to a customer that is building a house or development, it represents the future income that we will receive from a new connection.