Consultation on the Code for Adoption Agreements

Consultation on the Code for Adoption Agreements

Published date: June 29, 2017
Closing date:


About Consultation

The Water Industry Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2014) requires us to issue codes for adoption agreements. These are the agreements that developers or self-lay providers enter into when they want an appointed water or sewerage company to take over responsibility for infrastructure that they have constructed.

We propose issuing a single Code covering the adoption of both water and sewerage infrastructure. Before issuing our Code, we are required to publicly consult on it. This document is the statutory consultation on the draft Code for Adoption Agreements that we propose to issue for water and sewerage companies whose areas are wholly or mainly in England. The Code itself is in the supporting documents below.

We are seeking the views of all interested parties and welcome feedback on our draft Code by 10 August 2017. You can email your response to [email protected]. You can also submit your response by post to: Code for Adoption Agreements Consultation, Case Management Office, Ofwat, Centre City Tower, 7 Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4UA.

Supporting documents