Self lay new mains & connections

Ready to apply for new self-laid mains and connections? We’re happy to process your request.

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When we get your application, we'll determine which of the required works can be self-laid (contestable works) and which need to be done by us (non-contestable works).

It's completely up to you how much of the contestable works the SLP does and whether you want them or us to complete the design. Just bear in mind that our response time is slightly longer if you want us to design these works for you.

Need to check our network layout before you submit a design? Just fill out a web planning request form and email the application to webmapping@yorkshirewater.co.uk

Who is designing the contestable works?

SLP to design the works

You will need:

Now accepting BACS

Apply online

Our online application form is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

Have your payment card ready, because you'll need to to pay your application fee upfront using our secure system.

Application fee: £300 (+ £60 VAT) = £360

Apply online

You can also download and print this PDF or fill it out using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

Once you’ve applied and made the payment, we’ll get back to you within 5 days to let you know we’ve got your application and whether we’re missing any key details.

Minimum information checklist:

  1. a letter of authority from the developer formally appointing the SLP as designer
  2. an up-to-date site layout plan (CAD & PDF format), in line with our Design & Construction Specification and including the local topography
  3. details on previous land usage, including geo-environmental surveys and reports
  4. a pre- or post-remediation site investigation report, where applicable
  5. (subject to 4 & 5) quantitative risk assessment, remediation strategy and verification report in line with Water UK and Home Builders Federation (HBF) guidance
  6. legal easement, right of access or wayleave drawings (in CAD & PDF format), where applicable
  7. evidence of any sustainable development as per our charging arrangements
  8. details of any temporary water supply requirements, including date, location and size
  9. domestic supply requirements i.e. property type schedule
  10. multiple occupancy building supply: requirements, pumps, internal storage manifolds
  11. details of any requirements for water for firefighting
  12. details of watercourses to be developed within or adjacent to the site
  13. Section 38 drawing showing the roads and footpaths to be adopted by the local authority
  14. details of the development’s principal designer (F10) and principal contractor
  15. the development project’s health and safety plan
  16. details of any known future development adjoining the site
  17. fire authority confirmation, or evidence that a consultation request has been made

How long will it take to get a response?

That depends on the complexity of your site – it takes us up to 21 days for a complex site, and up to 14 days for a non-complex site. You can find out how we define a complex site on page 2 of our minimum information document.

 

What you'll get in your response

  • acceptance/rejection of your design
  • confirmation of contestable/non-contestable works
  • a quote for the works we need to do
  • a rundown of any network risks that may affect the delivery date or method
  • a Model Water Adoption Agreement (MWAA) to be signed by all parties

 

What to do when you get your response

  • Pay the quote for the works
  • Send the MWAA back to us, making sure all relevant parties (the SLP, developer and/or landowner) have signed

Yorkshire Water to design the works

You will need:

Now accepting BACS

Apply online

Our online application form is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

Have your payment card ready, because you'll need to to pay your application fee upfront using our secure system.

Application fee: £300 (+ £60 VAT) = £360

Apply online

You can also download and print this PDF or fill it out using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

Once you’ve applied and made the payment, we’ll get back to you within 5 days to let you know we’ve got your application and whether we’re missing any key details.

Minimum information checklist

  1. Confirmation of Yorkshire Water as the designer (in the application form)
  2. an up-to-date site layout plan (CAD & PDF format), including the local topography
  3. details on previous land usage, including geo-environmental surveys and reports
  4. a pre- or post-remediation site investigation report, where applicable
  5. (subject to 3 & 4) quantitative risk assessment, remediation strategy and verification report in line with Water UK and Home Builders Federation (HBF) guidance
  6. (subject to 5) the prescribed type of piping
  7. identification of third-party land, which forms part of the access to the site
  8. (subject to 7) legal easement drawings (in CAD & PDF format), where applicable
  9. temporary water supply required date, location and size
  10. domestic supply requirements i.e. property type schedule
  11. multiple occupancy building supply: requirements, pumps, internal storage manifolds
  12. details of any requirements for water for firefighting
  13. details of any development phasing
  14. preferred building entry positions
  15. details of watercourses to be developed within or adjacent to the site
  16. details of special engineering difficulties
  17. Section 38 drawing showing the roads and footpaths to be adopted by the local authority
  18. details of service strips/corridors, where applicable
  19. details of the development’s principal designer (F10) and principal contractor
  20. the development project’s health and safety plan
  21. details of any known future development adjoining the site

 

How long will the response take?

That depends on the complexity of your site – it takes us up to 42 days for a complex site, and up to 28 days for a non-complex site. You can find out how we define a complex site on page 2 of our minimum information document.

 

What you'll get in your response

  • the mains/connections design for your site
  • confirmation of contestable/non-contestable works
  • a quote for the works we need to do
  • a rundown of any network risks that may affect the delivery date or method
  • a Model Water Adoption Agreement (MWAA) to be signed by all parties

 

What to do when you get your response

  • Pay the quote for the works
  • Send the MWAA back to us, making sure all relevant parties (the SLP, developer and/or landowner) have signed

Next steps

We’ll keep in touch with you about requirements throughout your journey. As a handy resource, we’ve also created a self-lay journey map to guide SLPs and developers through every step of the process.

Check our minimum information table for a more detailed rundown of everything we’ll need from you and everything you’ll get from us at each stage of the journey.

You can also find any application forms, policies and documents that you may need along the way, below.

Need to make a routine in-line mains connection?

If the SLP is making a routine in-line mains connection (extending the mains on your self-lay site), apply here for our approval.

You will need

  • basic site information
  • a plan of the proposed works
  • EUSR card
  • F10 notice

Apply online

Our online application form is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

Apply online

You can also download and print this PDF or fill it out using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Need to make self-lay service connections to existing mains?

If the SLP is making contestable service connections to our existing mains network, apply here for our approval.

You will need

  • Basic site information
  • A plan of the proposed works
  • EUSR card
  • F10 notice.

Apply online

Our online application form is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

Apply online

You can also download and print this PDF or fill it out using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Supporting documentation and guidance for applications

Minimum information table

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Annual Contestability Summary (ACS)

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Design and Construction Specification (DCS)

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Weekly Whereabouts form

This is a .xlsx document which can be opened with Microsoft Excel.

Developer Services Clean Water key Contacts

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Water UK principles of water supply hygiene

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Water quality requirements document

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Chlorination notification form

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Mains call off request form

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Bulk order request form

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Meter location policy

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Re-design / re-approval request form

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Self-lay bulk meter request form

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Self lay meter installation

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