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    Who is responsible for a broken water meter?
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    • 24th May 09, 5:00 PM
    Who is responsible for a broken water meter? 24th May 09 at 5:00 PM
    Being bank holiday weekend, thought I would take the opportunity of going through the bill drawer and actually decided to read the last water bill and noticed that the water volume used in the previous 6 months was zero. I am being charged various other standing charges amounting to 60 but no apparent charge for my water usage.

    I have lived in this property for a very long time and this is the first time I have scrutinised my water bill (as payments go out regularly by DD so thought all was well) - what happens if my water meter has never worked? Or worked when I moved in but subsequently broke? Surely the water company have a responsibility to ensure that their equipment is working correctly. Do they ever check their equipment?? Don't they do regular checks of properties that continue to show zero consumption??

    Whilst writing this, another thought has occurred to me, this was a new property that I moved into, so it could be that the meter was never switched on 20 years ago? Is this likely??

    Being an honest soul I will have to report my findings but realise that I may have to pay back the previous 6 years of water - but in all honesty I really thought I was paying for my water and have relied on my water supplier to bill me appropriately.

    Any advice much appreciated.
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