Building near or over a water main

If you are planning a new development, an extension to an existing property, building 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.

Contact us

Development North
01225 522682
Wessex Water, Kennet Way, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8RN

Development West
01823 225225 
Wessex Water, Riverside, Chilton Trinity, Bridgwater, TA6 3JS

Development South
01202 643461
Wessex Water, Poole STW, Cabot Lane, Poole, BH17 7BX