What Is a Self Lay Agreement

In accordance with our guidelines, individual water companies are required to publish their self-assessment policies. We will update our website once this work is complete. If you have any questions, please contact us at selflay@southernwater.co.uk If a development requires a new water pipe or sewer, you can ask the water or wastewater company to install the pipes. Alternatively, you can choose your own contractor to do the job known as self-laying. The water company assumes responsibility for self-laying pipes that comply with the terms of its agreement with the developer or self-installation organization (SLO) that carries out the work. If you are trying to decide whether you want self-positioning or requisitioning, please send a preliminary network request and we will provide you with information on the costs of both options and let you know what aspects of the required work can and cannot be done yourself. You only need to submit this form when you start with the mainlay covered by a particular agreement (sometimes the mainlay of a site is divided into several agreements). You may prefer to use Self-Lay as it may be possible to provide a multi-utility option. This can save time and money and better coordinate infrastructure deployment. Here you will find all our application and notification forms related to self-installation.

You will find information on where to send each form, when to send it and what to attach to the form at the top of each form. Please note that each form is subject to change without notice. Download the form every time you need to use it and don`t rely on saved copies. Before a self-secular organization can carry out work, it must be approved by the responsible water supplier. Self-secular organisations can avoid having to meet the requirements of the 22 separate water companies by being accredited under the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS), which is recognised by all water companies and Water UK. The Water Code of Conduct provides guidance covering the provision of water infrastructure for housing and industrial development in England and Wales. (Please note that on January 1, 2021, the industry will see the introduction of a new adoption code, more information can be found on our Water Codes for Adoption page) Our self-adhesive addendum to this document describes our specific requirements for water pipes and self-installed services. (Please note that we may review and remove our existing addendum on January 1 when the new codes are introduced.) The Water Industry Registration Scheme Advisory Panel (WIRSAP) manages the program, and its members include representatives from water companies and non-profit organizations. We are also members of this body.

We will enter into an agreement with you and the SLP of your choice to assume responsibility and ownership of the self-laying pipe supplier that meets our requirements. We must always provide parts of the service that are not objectionable and we will work with the SLP of your choice to coordinate this work. There is no standard cost for laying a new water pipe, as the cost is site-specific and depends on whether the developer chooses to have the new water pipe laid by STW, known as requisition, or by a self-secular organization (SLO) known as Self Lay. Once the design of the new water pipe system has been agreed and approved, STW can communicate site-specific costs to the applicant in our letter of offer. WIRS plays an important role in supporting and expanding the self-installation market as it promotes and ensures compliance with the highest standards in the installation of water infrastructure and the essential protection and maintenance of water quality. Before a speech-language pathologist can perform work, he must submit a request for self-installation via My Developments. The SLP must also be accredited under the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS), which is managed by Lloyd`s Register. For more information about Self-Lay, please send an email to: selflay@southernwater.co.uk.

The developer or SLO will send a notification to the laying services in accordance with the water company`s self-installation agreements. Notification will only be made after the proponent or SLO has confirmed that private pipelines have been inspected or self-certified to comply with the Water Supply (Water Connections) Regulations. Lloyd`s Register provides an independent assessment and registration process that includes the assessment of the self-secular organisation`s management procedures and processes. Lloyd`s Register maintains a list of WIRS accredited self-service organisations. The process of using Self-Lay is described in the following steps. The developer or an autonomous organization (SLO) can manage the process. The first step in any potential self-installation project is to confirm that the SLP/contractor has the appropriate expertise to carry out the work. Once the design has been approved, the agreement has been signed by all parties, and the appropriate fees have been paid, you can start building the new water pipes. You must provide the following: Although you can lay new water pipes, the final connection of the newly laid main line to the existing infrastructure must be completed by us. Once we have connected and resumed the new main line, you will have the option to connect the service pipes to the new properties as another self-installation option. From January 2021, Ofwat will introduce a standard practice for water companies in the water industry in England, which must be followed when introducing self-laying pipes.

The water company sends details of the estimated payment of assets, non-cancellable fees, security and legal agreement to the developer or SLO. Liaison work open to competition is called “questionable” work. This category includes most of the work a developer needs to serve a new development and includes all the work to install and test new power supplies and services. Water utilities have a responsibility to maintain a healthy water supply for customers, some higher-risk work can be defined as “unquestionable” and can usually only be done by the water company itself. If you are installing both the power grid and services in one location and the self-installation agreement has been signed by all parties, please email networksiteagents@bristolwater.co.uk to schedule a pre-start meeting. You will receive the contact details of the person responsible for your website when we send the contracts for signature. The Water Act 2014 introduced amendments to the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA91) requiring Ofwat to legislate for adoption agreements. These are the agreements that developers or independent suppliers (PLPs) enter into when they want a contracted water or wastewater company to take responsibility for the infrastructure they build. These are the agreements concluded under Article 51A WIA91 for water infrastructure.

A fee is also payable to cover Bristol Water`s cost of managing self-built services. For 2020/21, this fee is now £28.70 for the first connection to the site, £20.86 for the first connection of a bundle and £15.69 for the remaining connections. We support networks laid by independent providers (SLPs) and support independently installed lines and services after commissioning. We need to know what work you are doing and when you are doing it so that when we need to inspect the facility, we can have someone on site at the right time. As an alternative to the installation of new water pipes and service connections by us, a developer can have the work done by an autonomous supplier (SLP). The SLP only needs to be accredited under Lloyd`s Register Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS). The works must also meet the requirements of self-laid water pipes and services – a code of conduct for England and Wales, sometimes referred to simply as the code of conduct. This system is operated by Lloyds Register EMEA. For a complete list of accredited speech-language pathologists and contractors or to apply for accreditation yourself, please visit the Lloyds Register website. As part of the comprehensive amendments to the Water Industry Act 1991, which introduce legal requirements for adoption agreements, water companies are required to publish their design and construction specifications before they are implemented in January 2021. This document has been prepared to assist practitioners in the planning, design, construction and commissioning of a self-installed main line and service.

With our acceptance of the design, we will also issue a self-pose agreement. All parties involved in development should sign the adoption agreement before sending it to us, we will then sign it. Please click here to see the water transfer agreement templatePlease click here for more information Check out the application form for a full list of what we need. If you decide to use an SLP, we recommend that you read the May 2017 Code of Conduct before submitting an application. In addition, you should familiarize yourself with the STW Self-Lay (PDF) procedure before applying. If a development requires a new water line or sewer, the proponent may request the water or wastewater company to install the pipeline. Alternatively, they can choose their own contractor to perform the job known as self-laying. The DCS allows South West Water to establish local practice in certain approved areas where our operational requirements are not adequately covered in the document. Our local practice designs are included in the design and construction specifications and highlighted in blue. If you have any ideas/comments about them that you would like to discuss, please email them to developerservicesselflay@southwestwater.co.uk.

We will then publish our final version by January 1, 2021. To apply to Self Lay in your development, we need: As part of an ongoing process to introduce competition into the water supply market, Lloyd`s Register operates the water industry registration Scheme (WIRS) on behalf of water utilities. .

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