Albion Water was the first new appointee in 1999, the following has been taken from the Ofwat web site it unfortunately has not been updated on their new website and can be found in their archived site.
New appointees are companies that have successfully applied for an appointment to replace the existing water and or sewerage company at a particular site.
If a company already has an appointment elsewhere and applies to serve a particular site, we vary its existing appointment to cover the site rather than grant it a new appointment.
Who is eligible?
In order to choose a new appointee, a customer’s site must meet one of the following criteria.
- The unserved criterion. Their site has no existing mains water connection and it has no existing mains sewer connection.
- The consent criterion. The existing local monopoly supplier agrees to transfer the site or premises to another company.
- The large user criterion.
The site is in Wales and the customer uses more than 250 megalitres of water a year.
The site is in England and the customer uses more than 50 megalitres of water a year.