We’re pleased to say that the Temporary Use Ban (hosepipe ban) due to start on August 5 has been called off. United Utilities have informed us that the slightly cooler temperatures and recent rainfall have eased the demand for water and together with customers’ water saving efforts means that they do not need to introduce any restrictions at this time. As a result we will also not be introducing a Temporary Use Ban.

Given this improved position, helped by the recent rainfall, we do not want to inconvenience customers unnecessarily at this time. However, the long range forecast from the Met Office is one of relatively dry weather into the autumn, so future restrictions are still a possibility if more rain doesn’t arrive.  We still urge all our customers to please help us by using water wisely where they can. Thanks again for your support. 

Full details of the revocation notice can be found here.


Water Networks

Leep Water Network Ltd (LWNL), a subsidiary of Leep Utilities, is regulated by Ofwat (The Water Service Regulatory Authority), to own and operate the water, wastewater and drainage networks at MediaCityUK.

LWNL provide safe and reliable drinking water 24hrs a day, 365 days per year and the price charged and the quality of service provided to customers is regulated by Ofwat. This ensures that at a minimum, customers are “no worse off” than if connected to the local water and wastewater company’s network. However, LWNL also brings additional benefits to its customers by having Automatic Remote Reading devices fitted to all its meters, ensuring that bills are always accurate and all calls are handled by LWNL’s own Manchester based dedicated Customer Service team, guaranteeing a personal touch.

The water industry is highly regulated and Ofwat will grant a license, known as a New Appointment and Variation (NAV) on a site by site basis.

LWNL have the knowledge and expertise to own and operate regulated water and wastewater networks and are interested in opportunities to expand its portfolio through the adoption of new assets on new developments.

LWNL will work with any Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) accredited party of the developers choosing to install the network and will consider innovative and flexible solutions allowing the developer and its contractors opportunities to identify efficiencies in the installation.  LWNL will then offer an Asset Payment, calculated based upon the revenues it will receive, in return for adopting the installed network.

Since it is necessary for to apply to Ofwat for a license for each new scheme, it is imperative that LWNL are engaged early in the schemes development.

Please contact us below if you want to discuss an opportunity for LWNL to adopt assets on your new development.