The content of the CON29DW has been updated to reflect changes to legislation impacting the water industry.

Working in consultation with the Law Society, The Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN) have agreed changes to the CON29DW.

These will ensure that the enquiry provides conveyancers with the most up-to-date information available when advising their clients on the impact of water and waste-water networks in relation to property purchases.

The key changes are:

  • inclusion of details on private pumping stations;
  • impact of sustainable drainage systems (SUDs) on newly adopted sewerage networks;
  • removal of water quality information, as this is not property-specific. This information will still be available on individual water companies’ websites; and
  • provision of water hardness information.

The updated CON29DW will be implemented by DWSN members over the coming months with a view to all members using the updated form by 4 July. 

The following providers have confirmed soft launches this month:credit

9 May - Thames Water

16 May - Geodesys, SafeMove, Southern, South West Water, United Utilities, Wessex, Severn Trent

23 May - Northumbrian

Visit the CON29DW website for more information.