Becoming a water supply licensee

About water supply licences

A water supply licence allows you to access an appointed water company’s supply system to supply water to eligible premises. You can then compete with them to serve customers.

Existing water companies who are appointed under WIA91 (as amended) can compete by setting up associate companies. Their licence will allow them to operate anywhere in England and Wales, except in the supply region of their associate water company.

Copies of company licences are available.

More information

If the information you require is not covered here or if you have a query that you wish to discuss further, please contact our Case Management Office at:[email protected].

We have powers to consider queries and make determinations about some aspects of water supply licensing.