If you are involved in building new properties you may ask us to carry out work for you to provide new water supplies to your new development. Here you will find information about our charges for the work we do to help you to get connected to our water networks. Our charging information is relevant to:
Since April 2018 many of our charges have become fixed, enabling developers, SLPs and NAVs to calculate a reasonable estimate of their costs for our services before making an application to connect.
We’ll be making changes to the way we charge for new connections from 1 April 2020 as a consequence of new charging rules that have been implemented by our regulator, Ofwat.
There are to be no income offsets for requisitioned water mains in the future. This means:
This will result in a significant increase the charges developers pay us in relation to new water mains from 1 April 2020 compared to the last two years.
We have been reviewing how much revenue we need from developer customers to fund reinforcement to our networks to support new development growth. As a consequence we are reducing our infrastructure charges. Since 2018 we have:
You can read about these changes in more detail in our document entitled “NWG Charging Arrangements 2020/21 – Developer Services” which is supported by our Transitional Arrangements document.
Our “Statement of significant changes in charges for new connections and new developments for 2020/21” includes examples showing how charges have changed for typical developments affected by the changes in charging approach since 2018.