Fair Water Connections (FWC) submitted this change proposal on 5 July 2021 to the Independent Water Adoption Panel (the Panel), with the Panel publishing the proposal on its website on the same day. FWC has requested changes be made to the model water adoption agreement (the Model Agreement). On 5 January 2022, the Panel recommended to Ofwat, by unanimous decision, that we approve the change proposal. . The Panel has recommended making the change, but has proposed alternative wording to the change that was proposed by FWC.