Sewerage Sector Guidance (SSG) will be introduced from 1st April 2020, replacing 'Sewers For Adoption'.
The purpose of the codes for adoption is to drive efficiency and effectiveness of the processes, reducing the time and costs incurred by all parties entering into adoption agreements. A new system of redress and model adoption agreement has also been published.
The approved documents can be found on Water UK’s website.
The sector realises that immediate implementation on or after the 1st April does present an issue to commonly – encountered situations. Transition arrangements have therefore been prepared to accommodate such scenarios. Water UK has now published final SSG transition principles, which can be found here.
A number of important changes have been introduced within the SSG. These have been established as improvements to the current process and procedures for Adoption Agreements.
Key highlights include:
We are making modifications to our InFlow portal where necessary to respond to the process changes identified in the SSG. We are confident that these modifications will help support our customers during the application and agreement process.
SSG allows Anglian Water to introduce a local practice in certain permitted areas where our operational requirements are not adequately covered in the DCG.
Anglian Water intend to propose a local practice for pumping stations and a formal consultation period with our customers is now open. Our published proposals can be found here.
We understand that the SSG may pose unanswered questions for you. We are happy to respond to all questions individually and also share our responses with all customers on our website.