Temporary Building Supply

You may need a temporary supply of water while you are carrying out building work.

This is a water connection that is only for the use of water to serve the development for the duration of the build.

Anglian Water will install a metered boundary box to supply the temporary building supply, which will either be disconnected when no longer required or used to supply the property/development when constructed.


When applying for a temporary building supply, at the point of connection you will need to have selected a water retailer. To read more and for guidance on selecting a retailer, please visit the Open Water website.


For more information, please see our factsheet on short term and temporary building supplies.


An alternative option to a new water connection would be to hire a standpipe.  To hire a standpipe you should contact our approved partner Aquam Water Services.

When you are ready for the temporary supply to be disconnected it is important that you inform us by telephone on 0345 791 9155 quoting the bill reference or meter serial number.