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Changes from 1 April 2017 -Temporary Building Supplies or Building Water Supplies.
From the 1st April 2017, Developer companies and Building businesses need to choose a retailer to process their requirements for temporary water supplies. For information about retailers in the market go to the Open Water website.
Developers or Businesses applying for new connections for planned development projects will need to apply for a temporary water supply from one of the many retailers providing services in the Southern Water area.
From 1 April 2017, Southern Water are a Wholesaler only and will not be supplying retail services. Find out more information about competition in the non-household retail market
The links below contain all the information needed to obtain sewerage or build over or divert a sewer. Please refer to the guidance notes before making an application and check the property/development is in our supply area using the postcode checker.
A check we require to see if the network has sufficient capacity to serve the development. Not required for up to five dwellings.
In some cases building over a sewer can be permitted depending on the status of the sewer. This will not apply to new developments or redevelopments.
Where a new or replacement sewer connection is required.
To requisition a sewer that is outside a development site.
If sewers cross a site, or are within three metres of a proposed construction, they may need to be diverted depending on the nature of the construction.
Where we are to adopt new sewer and wastewater pumping stations that are to be constructed as part of new developments.
Where we are to adopt existing sewers and wastewater pumping stations.