IB 01/10: Ofwat varies the appointment of water and sewerage suppliers at Brooklands


Ofwat has varied the appointment of Independent Water Networks Limited (IWN) to enable it to provide water and sewerage services to a site in Milton Keynes called Brooklands. The reasons for our decision are set out in our decision document.

IWN will supply water and sewerage services to a large development of 2,501 household properties and 14 non-household properties.

New appointments and variations allow one company to replace another as the statutory supplier for a specific geographic area. IWN will provide water and sewerage services to its customers via bulk connections to Anglian Water’s network.

IWN proposes to offer household customers at Brooklands a 5% discount on the volumetric water tariffs of Anglian Water.

IWN was granted its new appointment in October 2007 for a housing development at Long Croft Road near Corby, and it has been granted further variations to this appointment at Priors Hall in Corby and Great Billing Way in Northampton.


Notes to Editors:


  1. Ofwat (The Water Services Regulation Authority) is the economic regulator of water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. It exercises its powers in a way that it judges will protect the interests of consumers, promote value and safeguard future water and sewerage services by allowing efficient companies to carry out their functions properly, and finance them.
  2. Ofwat has a duty to consider applications by companies seeking to replace existing appointees as providers of water and / or sewerage services. We assess applications thoroughly and take seriously our duty to protect consumers’ interests.
  3. Ofwat published its consultation paper on 17 September 2009 asking for views on its proposal to vary the appointment of IWN and Anglian Water.

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