Do I need to carry out a soil survey and report?
We may need an assessment of site conditions in relation to contamination as contaminants and toxic substances in the soil can pose a serious health hazard if they permeate through pipe materials and pollute the water supply. Contaminants can also accelerate the deterioration of unprotected pipe materials, resulting in premature failures, leakage and loss of water quality.
We have an obligation under the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations to safeguard the water supplied through our pipes. All water pipelines must therefore provide adequate protection from contaminants.
For more information, see page 6 of the New Connections Information Book