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Codes for adoption

On 25 October 2019, the documentation submitted by Water UK in relation to sewerage was approved by Ofwat.  The final approved documentation can be downloaded by following the links below.

Sewerage adoption

On 25 October 2019, the documentation submitted by Water UK in relation to sewerage was approved by Ofwat. The approved documentation can be reached via the link below.

The new sewerage adoption arrangements will come into effect on 1 April 2020.  In order to allow a smooth introduction of the new arrangements alongside various other initiatives which are to take effect on that date, reporting against most of the new performance metrics is going to be delayed for a maximum of six months from 1 April, as noted in the Sewerage Sector Guidance document. 

Water adoption

On 7 October 2019, Water UK submitted revised documentation for approval by Ofwat.  That documentation can be found below.  Ofwat has indicated that it is likely to respond to Water UK’s submission by late November or early December 2019.  Water UK has indicated to Ofwat that its preference is for the new water adoption arrangements to take effect on 1 April 2020.