Water

Water

The water sector in the UK, encompassing both water supply and sewerage or waste-water treatment, is currently subject to numerous challenges.

We have many years experience in advising water companies and others involved in the water sector across a wide range of authorisation, commercial, regulatory and environmental issues.

We can assist in particular with:

  • Abstraction, impoundment and discharge licences and permits
  • Charging disputes
  • Commercial contracts and outsourcing
  • Competition, governance, regulatory and compliance issues
  • Infrastructure authorisation, procurement and implementation
  • Land acquisition and management
  • New water appointments, water supply licensing and, prospectively, sewerage licensing
  • Powers of entry and pipe-laying powers
  • Securing drought orders and permits
  • Sewer and water main adoptions and requisitions
  • SUDS and FWMA 2010 implementation
  • Water Act 2014 implementation
  • Water resource management and drought plans
  • Water transfers and bulk supply agreements