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Coronavirus

As you will all be aware, the Government has outlined strict new measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.The key part we need to consider is the instruction for individuals to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”.

The message was very clear as the Prime Minister stated the country faces a “moment of national emergency” and staying at home is necessary to protect the NHS, save lives and tackle “the biggest threat this country has faced for decades”.

For Developer Services the following now applies:

  • We will only undertake essential works whereby there is a risk to Water Quality, Health & Safety and interruptions to supply.
  • If works have been completed but issues are being experienced by our customers e.g. loss of supply, water quality, or safety, we will respond as normal.
  • Connections to vacant properties and building sites are not classified as ‘essential’ and will not be started.
  • Schemes that already have a date will be prioritised when the Government guidance allows a different approach.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


New Connections Charging Arrangements 2020/2021

Our Consultation for New Connections Charging Arrangements 2020/2021 has now closed.

For Consultation Responses and Conclusions (PDF 952KB) >

New Connection Charging Rules changes

Ofwat’s Charging Rules for New Connections Services are changing for charges set from 01 April 2020:

The key items that will change are Income Offset and Asset Payments. Please refer to the following Ofwat publications for details:

For Consultation: Charges Scheme Rules from April 2020 (PDF 818KB) >

For Consultation: Charging Rules for New Connection Services (English Undertakers) from April 2020 (PDF 911KB) >

Affinity Water will publish an Draft Charging Arrangements for New Connections Services 2020/2021 for consultation when the details are confirmed.

Charging Arrangements for New Connections Services 2019/20

Following publication on 14 January 2019 of Ofwat’s Charging Rules for New Connection Services (20 December 2018) we provided developers and stakeholders the opportunity to comment on our draft Charging Arrangements for New Connections Services 2019/20.

We published the final version on 1 February 2019.

View the Charging Arrangements for New Connections Services 2019/20 (PDF 2.06MB) >

Changes to new connections charges

Ofwat’s new rules for new connections charging comes into force on 01 April 2018 and all companies are being asked to change the way they charge customers for new connections.

We've been keen to hear your views, so have recently been consulting with our stakeholders on our proposals. The consultation closed on Monday 23 October 2017. However, following receipt of additional feedback from our stakeholders we have decided to take more time to consider these responses before we finalised our proposals. Your feedback has contributed for the development of our Charging Arrangements for New Connection Services 2018/2019.

We will be reviewing these Charging Arrangements every year and we welcome your feedback at any time. Please contact us if you have any questions or views which can help us improve our Charging Arrangements.

View the consultation document (PDF 278KB)

Developments - Manage your scheme online

July 2017

We have created an online area for you to apply and manage your scheme. This will help improve the way we interact with our customers and developers.

In one location, you will be able to apply and manage your schemes, track their progress and communicate directly with us.

You will benefit from:

  • Viewing the lifecycle of your scheme from enquiry to delivery and final accounting
  • Finding answers to your questions in our Knowledge Base
  • Communicate with us directly via your online account
  • View the latest update without picking up the phone

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Retail Market

March 2017

The new Retail Market which opens on 1st April 2017 requires all water connections to Affinity Water Limited’s network to be registered with a retailer. A developer requesting a connection should choose a retailer and inform us of their choice. If they do not then they will be allocated a retailer by the Market Operator after the connection is made.

Within the new retail market Affinity Water Limited are recognised as a Wholesaler, and will carry out any work to complete your water connection.

View a list of current Retailers

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