PN 27/18: Severn Trent and Dee Valley licence changes to take effect following NAV applications

Ofwat has made variations and modifications to the Conditions of Appointment (‘licences’) of Severn Trent Water Limited and Dee Valley Water Limited, and has granted a new wastewater licence to Dee Valley Water. This will allow Dee Valley Water to become a water and wastewater services company based wholly in Wales and for Severn Trent Water to become a water and wastewater services company based wholly in England.

These changes were conditional on Severn Trent Water and Dee Valley Water consenting to changes to the conditions of their licences which Ofwat considered to be necessary or desirable to approve their applications. Both companies have now consented to the changes. This means that Severn Trent Water can now become the water supplier for Dee Valley Water customers located in England, which includes 49,700 households and 4,000 business customers (including charities and public sector organisations) in Chester as well as surrounding areas like Cheshire, Shropshire and the Wirral.

For Dee Valley Water, which has also been granted a new waste water licence, the changes mean the company will be able to start providing water and wastewater services to Severn Trent Water’s Welsh customers in Powys and Monmouthshire.

The changes to both companies’ conditions of Appointment will take effect from 1 July 2018.

 

Ofwat Press Office:
Fintan Hastings, Senior Associate – Media Relations
Tel: 0121 644 7642
Email: fintan.hastings@ofwat.gsi.gov.uk