NADC News

Illegal Fire Hydrant Use

Firms Fined for Illegal Fire Hydrant Use

Thames Water has recently prosecuted four companies for using illegal standpipes to take water from hydrants within the region. The companies were ordered to pay fines ranging between £2,700 and £7,502 for offences related to the Water Industry Act 1991 and the Water Supply and Fitting Regulations 1999.

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SHEA Drains and Sewers

The National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC) and Energy & Utility Skills are pleased to announce that a new Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) training scheme for the drainage and sewer industry has launched. The new training programme complements the SHEA schemes already in place for the water, power, gas and waste industries, making a complete set for the utilities sector. Read More

DrainSafe Website Launched

DrainSafe is an industry-led approved contractor scheme sponsored by the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC). It sets out to provide a framework in which customers of our industry (from householders through to much larger organisations) can have the assurance that their contractor is competent to do the work.

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Financial Help Bulletin 6

The NADC have produced the additional attached bulletin to help our members’ understanding of recent Government legislation in support of businesses during this crisis. The information here is correct as of 4th April, 2021. This PDF document is also available as a download from here.

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NADC Hydrant App Shortlisted

We are delighted to announce that the new NADC Hydrant App has been shortlisted for the Institute of Water South West Area Innovation Awards!! A massive congratulations to the team here at the NADC, with a special thanks to Phill Mills and Matthew Rowlatt who have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort in bringing this project to fruition. Read More

Financial Help Bulletin 5

The NADC have produced the additional attached bulletin to help our members’ understanding of recent Government legislation in support of businesses during this crisis. The information here is correct as of February 8th, 2021. This PDF document is also available as a download from here.

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Business Financial Support Guide 4


The NADC have produced the additional attached bulletin to help our members’ understanding of recent Government legislation in support of businesses during this crisis. The information here is correct as of November 19th, 2020. This PDF document is also available as a download from here.

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Watercourse Pollution and your Liability

It is an offence to cause or knowingly permit a water pollution discharge activity. The offences cover pollution of all watercourses, including streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters and the territorial sea out to 3 nautical miles. Groundwater is included as a watercourse. For England and Wales, the principal water pollution offences are contained in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010: regulations 38(1) and 12(1). Read More