IB 13/10 Ofwat varies the appointment of water and sewerage supplier at Graylingwell Park, Chichester


Ofwat has varied the appointment of SSE Water to enable it to provide water and sewerage services to a site in Chichester called Graylingwell Park. The reasons for our decision are set out in ourdecision document.

New appointments and variations include one company replacing another as the statutory supplier for a specific geographic area. In this case, SSE Water will replace Portsmouth Water and Southern Water as the statutory supplier for Graylingwell Park.

SSE Water will supply water and sewerage services to a development of 733 household properties and 48 non-household properties. SSE Water will supply customers on the site by taking a bulk supply of water from Portsmouth Water, and a bulk discharge connection to Southern Water’s sewerage network.

SSE Water will match the charges of Portsmouth Water and Southern Water for water and sewerage services respectively.

SSE Water was granted its new appointment in October 2007 for a housing development near Salisbury, and it was granted further variations to this appointment at Llanilid Park in Wales, Hale Village in north London, Kennet Island in Reading, Bromley Common in Bromley and Park Views in Epsom.


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 2 July 2010 asking for views on its proposal to vary the appointments of SSE Water, Portsmouth Water and Southern Water.
  4. Media enquiries to the Ofwat Press Office: 0121 644 7642 / 7821 / 7616 or [email protected]