Single residential connection

All new and/or existing single residential dwellings are required to obtain South East Water’s approval (consent to connect) prior to any alteration or new connection(s) to the water supply, sewerage and/or recycled water network.

Apply online through Property Connect.

Home owners

The following paragraphs will explain which application type is relevant for your connection:

Application type: Internal Plumbing
Apply for alteration of sewer (only) internal plumbing when an existing dwelling is adding / removing fixtures (toilet, basin, etc).

Application type: House Extension
Apply for alteration of sewer (only) internal plumbing when an existing dwelling is extended to include additional fixtures (toilet, basin, etc).

Application type: Cut And Seal
Apply for removal / disconnection of sewer (only) internal plumbing when an existing dwelling is being demolished.

Application type: Urgent Repair Notice
Apply for sewer (only) urgent repairs to existing internal plumbing (clearance of stoppages, replacement / repairs of defect plumbing within same location, etc).

Plumbers

The following paragraphs will explain which application type is relevant for your connection:

Application type: Sewer Water Wet
Sewer and water wet tapping - pre 1992 development

  • Apply for a new sewer connection and a new (20mm only) water supply connection (Wet Tapping). South East Water undertakes the connection (Wet Tapping) into the water main.
  • The plumber is responsible to provide the service into the property from the water main, assemble and install the delivered meter.

Application type: SewWat Dry and ReUse
Sewer and water dry tapping

  • Apply for a new sewer connection, recycled water (Class A) connection and a new (20mm only) water supply meter from existing connection (Dry Tapping). South East Water coordinates the recycled water (Class A) connection and the water supply connection (Dry Tapping) from both mains and the installation of both assemblies / meters.
  • The plumber is responsible for providing the service from the meters to the dwelling and connect to the existing sewer point.

Recycled water connection only (Class A)
Application type: Water Dry and ReUse

  • Apply for a new recycled water (Class A) connection. South East Water coordinates the recycled water (Class A) connection from the recycled water main and the installation of the assembly / meter.
  • The plumber is responsible to provide the service from the meter to the dwelling.

Sewer, Water and Recycled Water (Class A)
Application type of: SewWat Dry and ReUse

  • Apply for a new sewer connection, recycled water (Class A) connection and a new (20mm only) water supply meter from existing connection (Dry Tapping). South East Water coordinates the recycled water (Class A) connection and the water supply connection (Dry Tapping) from both mains and the installation of both assemblies/meters.
  • The plumber is responsible to provide the service from the meters to the dwelling and connect to the existing sewer point.

Application type: Sewer Only

  • Apply for new sewer (only) connection when demolishing & rebuilding a dwelling and the existing water assembly / meter is retained in its current location.

Application type: Septic to Sewer

  • Apply for new sewer (only) connection when existing dwelling was previously connected to a septic tank (unsewered area). Contribution fees (in addition to application, plumbing and connection fees) may be applicable and will be assessed upon application.

Application type: Internal Plumbing

  • Apply for alteration of sewer (only) internal plumbing when an existing dwelling is adding / removing fixtures (toilet, basin, etc).

Application type: House Extension

  • Apply for alteration of sewer (only) internal plumbing when an existing dwelling is extended to include additional fixtures (toilet, basin, etc).

Application type: Cut And Seal

  • Apply for removal / disconnection of sewer (only) internal plumbing when an existing dwelling is being demolished.

Application type: Urgent Repair Notice

  • Apply for sewer (only) urgent repairs to existing internal plumbing (clearance of stoppages, replacement / repairs of defect plumbing within same location, etc).

Application type: WaterOnly Wet Tapped
Water only wet tapping (20mm)

  • Apply for a new (20mm only) water supply connection (Wet Tapping). South East Water undertakes the connection (Wet Tapping) into the water main.
  • The plumber is responsible to provide the service into the property from the water main, assemble and install the delivered meter.

Application type: Water Dry Tap Only
Water only dry tapping (20mm)

  • Apply for a new (20mm only) water supply meter from existing connection (Dry Tapping). South East Water coordinates the connection (Dry Tapping) from the water main and the installation of the assembly / meter.
  • The plumber is responsible to provide the service from the meter to the dwelling.

Application type: Water Dry Tap Only
Water only plugging and retapping (20mm)

  • Apply for the disconnection / reconnection of an existing 20mm water service to an alternate location within the property. South East Water undertakes the disconnection / connection (Wet Tapping) into the water main.

  • The plumber provides the service into the property from the water main, assemble and install the delivered meter at the same time returning the existing meter.

Application type: Water Plugging
Water only plugging (20mm)

  • Apply for the disconnection of an existing 20mm water service. South East Water undertakes the disconnection at the water main.
  • The plumber is responsible for the return of the meter at the time of disconnection.

Application type: Sew Wat Plug & Tap
Sewer / Water plugging & retapping (20mm)

  • Apply for new sewer connection and the disconnection / reconnection of an existing 20mm water service to an alternate location within the property. South East Water undertakes the disconnection / connection (Wet Tapping) into the water main.
  • The plumber provides the service into the property from the water main, assemble and install the delivered meter at the same time returning the existing meter.
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