Consultation on change of ownership for Leep Networks (Water) Limited (formerly SSE Water Limited)

Consultation on change of ownership for Leep Networks (Water) Limited (formerly SSE Water Limited)

Published date: June 9, 2020
Closing date:


About Consultation

This document is a consultation on:

  1. the issues arising out of the 2019 change of control of Leep Networks (Water) Limited, (“LN(W)L”, previously named SSE Water Limited); and
  2. the proposal to transfer sites from Leep Water Networks Limited (“Leep Water Networks”) to LN(W)L.

LN(W)L is a new “NAV” (which stands for ‘new appointment or variation’). NAVs are limited companies which provide a water and/or sewerage service to customers in an area which was previously served by the incumbent monopoly provider.

We are asking for views on our assessment of the change of control, the proposed modifications and area variation to the Instrument of Appointment (“licence”) of LN(W)L, the proposed licence revocation of Leep Water Networks and our assessment of the minimum financial security required by LN(W)L.

Where to send submissions

We would welcome any comments on this document. Please send your responses to [email protected].

Due to the closure of the Ofwat offices as a result of covid-19, we are currently unable to accept responses by post.

The closing date for this consultation is 8 July 2020. We will publish responses to this consultation on our website at, unless you indicate that you would like your response to remain unpublished.

Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with access to information legislation – primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA), the Data Protection Regulation 2016, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.