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    • Cat Loving Lady
    • By Cat Loving Lady 19th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
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    Cat Loving Lady
    Water meter or not ?
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    • 19th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
    Water meter or not ? 19th Mar 17 at 2:34 PM
    I'm wondering if we should apply to change to a water meter.
    Currently paying water rates to Severn Trent £506 a year. This is paid over 8 months so £60 per month x8.
    Household is 2 adults, 2 teenagers. Use washing machine daily, showers every day pretty much x4. We never hose the garden.
    I think £500 a year is a lot but my husband says a meter could mean us paying more as at the moment we can use what we want and the bill stays the same. Just wonder if there is a saving to be made.
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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 19th Mar 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:40 PM
    There is much information in the first thread in this section(a sticky)

    The average consumption is approx 55 cubic metres(m3) per person per year so 220m3 pa; although many people say they use far less.

    You can find out the charges on the ST website, but for 220m3 it will be slightly more than you are currently paying.

    On the other hand you can get a meter fitted(for free) and if it doesn't work out cheaper you can revert to your non-metered charges.
    • poppasmurf_bewdley
    • By poppasmurf_bewdley 20th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
    I now live alone in the ST area.

    I pay by meter and my half yearly bills are about £45/50, but I don't pay any sewerage or other charges apart from the standing charge.

    I would imagine you are pretty much about at the break even point either way.
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