Building near or over a water main

If you have plans to build a new development, an extension, or a garage or conservatory, you will need to consider whether there is a water main in the way.

We can provide a copy of our plans showing the location of water mains near to your house or development site.

If you are unable to alter your plans, we may agree to divert the water main. First, we will assess what options are viable and advise what you should do next.

The minimum stand-off distance from a water main is three metres - for larger, deeper or critical mains this easement may increase.

Need to move a water main?

Fill out our application form if you need to move a public water main within a site in order to maximise the development area.