If you need a new water connection, any of the providers below can help you.
If you’re building a single property or a small development (fewer than six properties, for example), we can provide water connections to our existing water main network. We can also provide new water mains and connections if you’re working on a larger development or developing in an area where there’s no existing main. We will take ownership of any new water assets installed in the public highway once the work is complete.
Self-lay providers (SLPs)
You can use an accredited self-lay provider (SLP) to design and install new water mains and water service connections, subject to our acceptance. When the work is completed and confirmed to meet our standards, we’ll adopt the new water mains as public assets. Adoption agreements between Yorkshire Water and third-party self-lay providers are governed by Ofwat’s Codes for Adoption.
SLPs must be accredited under the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS). You can find a full list of accredited SLPs on Lloyd’s Register.
There are certain minimum requirements we expect SLPs to follow when planning, designing and constructing new water mains and connections. You can learn more about the self-lay process here.
New appointees and variants (NAVs)
New appointees and variants (NAVs) are smaller water companies appointed by Ofwat to provide water and/or sewerage services in an area previously served by one regional water company.
If you’re developing on land that isn’t served by existing mains and/or sewers, you can approach a NAV to provide you with new connection services. The NAV would take ownership of your water and/or sewerage infrastructure instead of Yorkshire Water and would have exactly the same duties and responsibilities to you as we would. You can find a full list of licensed NAVs here.