On 20 May 2016, Ofwat began a consultation on a proposal to grant a new appointment to Albion Eco Limited (Albion Eco) to become the water provider for a site in Albion Water's water supply area called Shotton (the site). The consultation ended on 17 June 2016. During the consultation period, we received representations from two organisations, which we considered in making our decision. This notice gives our reasons for making this new appointment. On 28 July 2016, we granted Albion Eco a new appointment to enable it to supply water to the site.