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Bournemouth Water allows Developers to self lay water mains and services

As an alternative to having new mains and service connections installed by us, developers can arrange for the work to be carried out by qualified contractors. A National Code of Practice is now available and this should be read in conjunction with Bournemouth Water's specific Policy and Addendum.

The work must be carried out by a company that is accredited with the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) which is administered by Lloyd's Register

Developers may wish to request for Bournemouth Water to carry out a Pre Development Enquiry for proposed developments to ensure there is adequate capacity within the clean water network. Should you wish for Bournemouth Water to carry out the high level evaluation, please email the Developer Services Team: developerservices@bournemouthwater.co.uk.

Please click here to view the Bournemouth Water Self Lay Flow Chart.

As an alternative to having new mains and service connections installed by a Self Lay Organisation, developers can arrange for the work to be carried out by Bournemouth Water.  Please click here for further information.

As well as completing the self lay application form below you will need to notify us at various stages of the self lay process.

To assist with the installation of water mains and services, Water UK and the Homebuilders Federation (HBF) have agreed best practice principles for the design of on-site water mains constructed specifically for the purpose of new water connections to new build premises.  Please click here for more information

Self-Lay Mains and Services Policy

Application form and Guidance Notes for the self lay of water mains and services

You can apply for a self lay provision using the South West Water Self Lay Application Form. We have provided guidance notes to assist with completing this form.

Self-Lay Mains and Services Policy

 


 

 

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