Self Lay Agreements

If a development requires a new water pipe or sewage disposal channel, you can ask the water or sanitation company to install the pipes. Alternatively, you can choose your own contractor to work in what is called self-lay. The water company assumes responsibility for self-laying pipes that meet the conditions of its agreement with the developer or self-laying organization (SLO) that carries out the work. Below you will find the different adoption agreements with options based on the financial agreement between the signatories. The process of using self-lay is described in the following phases. Either the developer or a self-lay organization (SLO) can manage the project process. WIRS plays an important role in supporting and expanding the self-lay market, as it promotes and ensures compliance with the highest standards of water infrastructure installation and the essential protection and maintenance of water quality. If you are installing both the power grid and services on a website and the self-lay agreement has been signed by all parties, please email networksiteagents@bristolwater.co.uk to arrange a pre-departure meeting. You will receive the contact details of the person responsible for your website when we send the agreements for signature. The Water Industry Registration Scheme Advisory Panel (WIRSAP) manages the programme, whose members are representatives of water companies and self-storage associations. We are also members of this panel. If you opt for the use of an SLP, we recommend that you read the May 2017 Code of Conduct before making an application. You should also familiarize yourself with the STW self-lay procedure (PDF) before applying.

If you are only making service connections and the self-lay agreement has been signed by all parties, please email networksiteagents@bristolwater.co.uk to arrange a pre-departure meeting. As an alternative to the installation of new water pipes and service connections by us, a developer can have the work carried out by a self-lay provider (SLP). The SLP only needs to be accredited in accordance with Lloyd`s Register Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS). The work must also meet the requirements of self-laying water pipes and services – a code of conduct for England and Wales, sometimes simply referred to as the code of conduct. . . .