Where there are water mains affecting your planned development, there may be a need to divert or change these, or alternatively you may want to look at removing an abandoned section of pipe. We can assess your proposal and comment on the design options through a water main diversion.
Unlike a sewer main diversion, we do not allow an option for Developers to carry out this work on our behalf due to the risks associated with maintaining supply to our customers and to water quality.
Water Main Diversion Applications
Below is a guide on what you need to do when making a water main diversion application, including links to make an application on our GetConnected portal. We often refer to a diversion as a ‘Section 185’.
Sewer Main Diversion
You may also want to find out more about a sewer diversion as you can either undertake a sewer diversion yourself as a Developer or through us.