Serving parts of North West London and the Home Counties.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

How do I become a Retailer in the Affinity Water area?

After completing the Market Entry Assurance process, run by the Market Operator on behalf of all Wholesalers and Retailers, you should contact our Wholesale Operations Service Desk wosd@affinitywater.co.uk who will connect you with our Wholesale Commercial Team.

More information about the Market Operator and market entry process is available on the MOSL website here.

Useful links to DEFRA and Ofwat

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How can I manage my Retailer account? Can I manage my account online?

Day to day operational contact is managed by our Wholesale Operations Service Desk . All market designed processes are managed via our Retailer portal (link to portal) Swim- Pool which you automatically receive access to once you have contracted with us. This tool also acts as a jeopardy management tool. Please be aware that should you wish to email us the bi-lateral forms we will accepting these in a word or excel format. We are not able to accept any forms in a .pdf format.

Please provide us with the first name, last name and email address of your default user to enable us to set up your access which we can provide within 48 hours of your request (which will enable you to test).

Please click the link for our Retailer guidance (PDF). 

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Settlement and Wholesale Contract

If you have any questions about settlement or our Wholesale Contract please contact matthew.turner@affinitywater.co.uk

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Wholesale Invoicing

If you have any queries around invoicing please contact our accounts receivable team at ar@affinitywater.co.uk. You can also find our invoicing timetable here.

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Wholesale Tariff Document

Our Wholesale Tariff document can be found here.

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Do you continue to charge for vacant or temporarily disconnected properties?

Charges will continue to apply in relation to vacant or temporarily disconnected sites. Our Wholesale Tariff Document does not provide for different charging arrangements in relation to such sites and therefore the same charges will apply to these sites as to those which are occupied.

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What support is available for Retailers?

We are striving to provide as much useful information on this website as we can and will continue to add to it as we receive more queries and ideas from our Retailer customers. We also have a dedicated team of Analysts on our Wholesale Operations Service Desk available to support you Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (see contact details).

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Where can I find information relating to incidents and unplanned events?

We will continue to publish notifications of unplanned events on our website, providing updates frequently and offering a sign up opportunity so we can update you by text. Click for the latest details In your Area

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Guaranteed Standards Scheme (GSS)

 We carry out weekly audits to identify where there has been GSS specific interruptions to supply and inform you by email. Payments are then made within 20 days of that interruption.

We carry out monthly audits to identify where there has been a missed appointment, and again we would inform you by email and follow that up with the relevant GSS payment.

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Meter Menu

You can find our current list of meters we install here.

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Logging Meters

You can find all the details with regards to our policy on the logging of our meters here, including the terms and conditions surrounding this process.

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Meter Reading Service

If you would like further information on the meter reading service available from our Wholesale team, please contact Andrew McIlwraith at andy.mcilwraith@affinitybusiness.co.uk . This service does not form part of the new market and as such will be managed separately.

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How can I obtain a meter reading for a sewerage paired SPID?

The settlement calculations in the CMO system are designed to derive a sewerage SPID settlement figure from the data held about the paired water SPID. In situations where a retailer is selling sewerage only they can obtain the meter read from the paired water SPID from the MDS market Data Report.

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Do you have accredited entity schemes?

We are not offering an accredited entity scheme during the first year of the new market but will review this decision during that first year of operation.

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How do I contact you?

You can call our team on 0345 350 3677 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm), or email us at WOSD@affinitywater.co.uk.

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What area do you cover?

Please click the link to see a map of our supply area or to check we cover your postcode our supply area 

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