We’re committed to operating our network of water and wastewater pipes in a safe and reliable way, with the minimum of inconvenience to our customers.
So, if you're planning works anywhere in the North West, before you start, please read the information below to check if it could affect our network. We can then work with you to help make sure your work goes smoothly.
Information on location of water and wastewater pipes
For companies that need to dig in the public highway there are maps available which show the location of clean water pipes and sewers. This information is restricted and you will need to apply to get access, please go to Maps for Safe Dig.
If you're a member of the public or a developer and you’d like information on drainage and water mains near or on your development, you can buy local maps. These are offered by a number of companies including United Utilities, if you would like to buy a plan from us please see our Property Searches service.
Below is general information on working near our assets and the precautions you need to take. There is also further information if you are carrying out CCTV work on sewers and/or manholes.