Ofwat consults on making permanent changes to charging rules

Ofwat is consulting on making changes that were introduced temporarily in June to its Charges Scheme Rules and New Connection Rules permanent.

The two sets of charging rules aim to ensure that, regardless of the way that a new water or wastewater connection is made, companies are able to levy an infrastructure charge to recover the network reinforcement costs they reasonably incur as a result of the provision or adoption of new water mains or public sewers and the connection of new premises.

The June amendments followed the introduction of new Charging Rules for New Connection Services on 1 April.