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    • Harryp_24
    • By Harryp_24 30th Aug 17, 12:12 PM
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    Water meter still not installed, should i do anything?
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    • 30th Aug 17, 12:12 PM
    Water meter still not installed, should i do anything? 30th Aug 17 at 12:12 PM
    I moved into my house 5 months ago and bristol(wessex) water told me that they will be fitting a water meter as they now have the right to do so. They also said that i would not pay for water usage until the meter was fitted. I set up a direct debit and the guy on the phone said itll kick in once they have installed the meter (within 4 weeks). Anyway a guy came, spray painted the cover outside and said he couldn't do it and they'd be back (within 4 weeks). I also have a letter from them telling me they need to do extra work to fit it and that i dont have to do anything and theyll let me know once its done. Anyway 3 months later and i dont believe anyone has been round, there is 100% no meter down there as i went and had a look and i still havnt been charged for any water yet. Should i bring this up with them or just let it carry on?
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    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 30th Aug 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 30th Aug 17, 12:26 PM
    They'll probably invoke the rateable value charges for the water they think you'll have used, so make sure you keep saving for when the bill comes in as even six months worth of water & sewerage will be the thick end of £200 or even more.

    It's probably worth you making a formal request for a water meter, rather than just waiting and hoping. Make sure you write, dont phone so there's a record of your discussions
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    • spiro
    • By spiro 2nd Sep 17, 2:07 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 2:07 PM
    As long as you are putting money away each month to cover the water I wouldn't do anything. If you haven't been saving money you better hope you don't have to pay.
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