for property developers
House and site developers will need to actively engage with the new business retail market when it opens from April 2017.
Some of the traditional relationships between property developers and water companies will change as the market develops into wholesaler and retailer services.
Given the developments in the market as we prepare for market opening, Ofwat has outlined a number of potential questions that property developers might have or could be asked. However in the first instance, developers should speak to their geographic water company (wholesaler) and/or any of the new retailers in the market about their current and future requirements.
It is important to note that the new business retail market opens on 1 April 2017 but the existing arrangements remain in place with water companies following existing obligations until then.