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Ofwat confirms Severn Trent and Dee Valley licence changes

Ofwat has confirmed changes to the licences of Severn Trent Water and Dee Valley Water which reorganise the division between the English and Welsh customers of the two companies.

The changes allow Dee Valley Water to become a water and wastewater services company based wholly in Wales and for Severn Trent Water to become a water and wastewater services company based wholly in England.

Both companies have now consented to the changes. This means that Severn Trent Water can now become the water supplier for Dee Valley Water customers located in England, which includes 49,700 households and 4,000 business customers (including charities and public sector organisations) in Chester, as well as surrounding areas like Cheshire, Shropshire and the Wirral.

For Dee Valley Water, which has also been granted a new waste water licence, the changes mean the company will be able to start providing water and wastewater services to Severn Trent Water’s Welsh customers in Powys and Monmouthshire.

Severn Trent acquired Dee Valley Water in 2017. In May this year it announced the creation of a new Welsh company - Hafren Dyfrdwy, or Severn Dee – headquartered in Wrexham and dedicated to the Welsh customers it serves in the Severn and Dee catchments.

Author: James Brockett,
Topic: Policy & Regulation
Tags: Wales , Severn Trent Water

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