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Sector Guidance

Under the Water Industry Act 1991, Ofwat is required to issue codes with respect to the agreements that Water and Sewerage Companies (‘WASCs’) enter into in order to adopt infrastructure for new connections, where that infrastructure has been provided by other parties. The Code requires WASCs to develop and maintain, in collaboration with customers, Sector Guidance and Model Adoption Agreements which are subject to approval by Ofwat.

The Panel’s role is to consider and make recommendations on all proposed changes to the Sector documents. The Sector Guidance and related documents have been developed by Water UK on behalf of its members and are available on Water UK’s website here.

The Code and decisions on change proposals are published on Ofwat’s website here.