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Accredited entity scheme

Yorkshire Water Services shall provide the Wholesale Services specified in Clause 3.1 of the Wholesale Contract to the Contracting Retailer in accordance with the Operational Terms, the Market Terms and the Business Terms and Part 1 of the Wholesale-Retail Code (Objectives, Principles and Definitions).

The Operational Terms also make provision for Accredited Entities (including the Contracting Retailer) to undertake certain services.

Yorkshire Water Services recognises the Water Industry Accredited Entity Scheme (WIRSAE) and will allow accredited entities under this scheme to carry out the following defined activities on behalf of a Retailer:

  • Temporary Disconnection and Re-Connection Non-Household Premises up to and including 40mm sized supply (TDNHS).
  • Temporary Disconnection and Re-Connection Non-Household Premises over 40mm sized supply (TDNHA).

Please note that Yorkshire Water Services require at least two (2) Business Days advance notice of the proposed date of disconnection.

Details of the accredited entity scheme and how to apply for accreditation are available on the Lloyd’s Register website at: https://www.lr.org/en/utilities/water-industry-registration-scheme-wirs-wirsae/

You will find a dedicated section entitled WIRSAE.

Please refer to our Code of Practice Scopes and Addendum.

To help ensure you are clear on how Yorkshire Water Services work with retailers who participate in the Accredited Entity Scheme we encourage you to contact our Wholesale Service Desk team to discuss the process and clarify any queries before you enter into agreement with your chosen service provider.