Gate one submissions and draft decisions

RAPID’s role in the gated process (working with the partner regulators and Natural Resources Wales) is to assess the progress made in development of each solution and to provide advice and recommendations to enable Ofwat to make decisions on continued funding for progression of the solutions.

The following decisions will be made at gate one:

  • whether solution and options within it should progress to gate two;
  • applying incentives and allowable costs;
  • whether alternative and/ or additional solutions should enter the process;
  • and what is required for gate two submissions.

Read more about the gated process.

Representation to draft decisions at gate one

Solution sponsors and all other interested parties are invited to respond to the draft gate one decisions published on 14 September 2021.

Representations are invited by email to [email protected]. The representation period will close at 5pm on 8 October 2021.

All representations will be carefully considered in reaching final decisions, which will be published on 16 November 2021.

Gate one proposed solutions:

Read a summary of the findings.

View all of the solution schematics for gate one.

Solution submissions
Draft decisions (published 14 September 2021)
Collaborators
Solution schematic
Anglian Water – Affinity Water Transfer Draft decision Anglian Water – Affinity Water Transfer Anglian Water and Affinity Water Map showing Anglian Water – Affinity Water Transfer
Fenland Reservoir* Draft decision Fenland Reservoir Anglian Water and Cambridge Water (South Staffs Water) Map showing Fenland Reservoir
Grand Union Canal Strategic Transfer Draft decisions Grand Union Canal Strategic Transfer Affinity Water, Severn Trent Water and Canal & River Trust (The Trust) Map showing Grand Union Canal Strategic Transfer
London Effluent Reuse  Draft decision London Effluent Reuse Thames Water  Map showing London effluent reuse
Minworth effluent reuse Draft decision Minworth effluent reuse Severn Trent and Affinity Water Map showing Minworth reuse
Severn to Thames Transfer (STT)  Draft decision Severn to Thames transfer

 

Penderfyniad drafft gât un safonol ar gyfer Trosglwyddo o Afon Hafren i Afon Tafwys

United Utilities, Severn Trent and Thames Water  UU SVT Vyrnwy Min 2

Cymraeg:

UU SVT Vyrnwy Min WE

Severn Trent Sources (STS)
Draft decision Severn Trent Sources

 

Penderfyniad drafft gât un safonol
ar gyfer Ffynonellau Hafren Trent

Severn Trent Map showing Severn Trent Sources 1 of 2

A map showing Severn Trent Sources 2 of 2

Cymraeg:

SVT Source 2 WE

SVT Sources 1 WE

South East Strategic Reservoir Option (SESRO)  Draft decision South East Strategic Reservoir Option Affinity Water and Thames Water  Map showing South East Strategic Reservoir Option
South Lincolnshire Reservoir  Draft decision South Lincolnshire Reservoir Affinity Water and Anglian Water  A map showing South Lincolnshire Reservoir option 1

A map showing South Lincolnshire Reservoir option 2

A map showing South Lincolnshire Reservoir option 3

Thames to Affinity Regional Transfer  Draft decision Thames to Affinity Regional Transfer Affinity Water and Thames Water  A map showing Thames to Affinity regional transfer
Thames Water to Southern Water Transfer  Draft decision Thames Water to Southern Water Transfer Thames Water and Southern Water  Map showing Thames Water to Southern Water Transfer 
UU Sources Draft decision UU Sources

 

Penderfyniad drafft gât un safonol ar gyfer Ffynonellau United Utilities

United Utilities A map showing UU sources

Cymraeg:

UU SVT Vyrnwy Min WE

Vyrnwy Aqueduct
Draft decision Vyrnwy Aqueduct

 

Penderfyniad drafft gât un safonol ar gyfer Traphont Ddŵr Efyrnwy – Ofwat

United Utilities A map showing Vyrnwy aqueduct

Cymraeg:

UU SVT Vyrnwy Min WE

West Country South Sources and Transfers (WCS) Draft decision West Country South Sources and Transfers Southern Water, South West Water and Wessex Water A map showing West Country South Sources & Transfers
West Country Southern Water Transfer (WCT) Draft decision West Country Southern Water Transfer Southern Water, South West Water and Wessex Water A map showing West Country Southern Water Transfer 1 of 2

A map showing West Country Southern Water Transfer 2 of 2

* This is a new solution

Further information

Ofwat wrote to each of the water companies above to communicate its draft decisions:

Letter to Affinity Water

Letter to Anglian Water

Letter to Cambridge Water

Letter to Severn Trent Water

Letter to South West Water

Letter to Southern Water

Letter to Thames Water

Letter to United Utilities

Letter to Wessex Water