What is ‘self-lay’?
If new mains are needed, developers can choose whether to requisition the water company to do this work, or whether to install the mains themselves or through a self-lay organisation (SLO).
As the appointed water company, we have a duty to safeguard the quality of the public water supply. Maintaining the integrity and quality of the network remains our responsibility. We therefore require recognised proof of competence before a developer or SLO is allowed to lay water mains or services. When the work has been completed to our satisfaction, ownership of the water mains and services transfers to us.