New appointee expands into Wales

Following consultation, Ofwat has varied the appointment of Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE Water), allowing it to serve a large development consisting of houses and business properties in south Wales at Llanilid.

SSE Water was granted its first new (inset) appointment in October 2007 to become the water and sewerage services provider to a housing development near Salisbury called Old Sarum, in Wessex Water’s area. It will now supply over 2,000 customers at Llanilid by buying a bulk supply of water and a bulk connection to the public sewer from Dwr Cymru.

Customers on the site will pay no more than they would have done had they been served by Dwr Cymru, while customers will also benefit from a level of service at least as good as Dwr Cymru’s.


Notes to Editors:

1. The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) 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 to finance them.

2. A new (inset) appointment is the route by which one company replaces another as the appointed water and/or sewerage company for a specified area. Following a new (inset) appointment, the replacement water and sewerage company will have all of the same duties and responsibilities as the previous statutory water and sewerage company for the specified area.

3. Media enquiries to Ofwat Press Office on 0121 625 3662/1442/1496.