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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 5th Mar 08, 11:06 AM
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    Cheaper Water Bills Article Discussion
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    • 5th Mar 08, 11:06 AM
    Cheaper Water Bills Article Discussion 5th Mar 08 at 11:06 AM




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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 13th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
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    Is there any easy way to compare prices?

    Than
    ks
    Originally posted by catus


    Go onto the website of your water company and you should find a link to a site which asks questions like 'How many rooms? Type of property ? How many occupants ? Do you have a garden ? How often are baths,showers taken ? How often is a dishwasher or washing machine used ?'


    You can also ring them, with your account number and address, from which they will tell you how much they think you will save. (I found the latter as I had to ring to ask the RV they were using)


    On the questions website, I did one survey using silly data like using the washing machine every day (just two of us) and washing 4 cars a week, then a realistic one and even the first meant a good saving.


    Severn Trent's estimate was just based on two adults living in a semi in the specific zone in their area and was beaten by the two in depth estimates, but still offered a good saving.


    We have had the meter for a week now and I'm amazed at how little water we have used, though no car has been washed, the garden pots weren't watered (rainy,but they are the sump type) and the washing machine was only used once (there is washing waiting but not enough for a load of one type).


    We have been doing the over the top on save,though, like not flushing after a wee in the night(saves waking partner, anyway), using the first mug from the hot tap in a tooth brush mug and saving water from the kitchen tap for houseplants (always have a plant waterer in the kitchen anyway, so this is the best time to fill it).


    Usage will go up, slightly, when the new kitchen is fitted as the present dishwasher is broken so dishes are bowl washed, then drained in the dishwasher. There's also the fish tank to top up (always have used it's old water for plant tubs, because of all the nutrients in it) , cars to wash and two little dogs to bath (but not often as they are quite old one doesn't like water).


    I don't fancy the idea of a water butt as they take up space and involve interfering with a downspout.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 13th Jun 17, 7:29 PM
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    etc etc.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    ++

    Catus was enquiring about
    Business water comparison
    Larger businesses have a choice!

    https://www.businesselectricityprices.org.uk/water-prices/
    • QueenTea
    • By QueenTea 20th Jul 17, 9:08 AM
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    If you are not able to have a water meter fitted because you live in a block of flats you may not know that Thames Water also offer a single occupancy tariff. I have just received £400 rebate as they didn't tell me about this tariff and I had it backdated to when I first enquired about having a meter fitted. Other providers may offer similar tariffs to those who live alone.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 20th Jul 17, 8:42 PM
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    If you are not able to have a water meter fitted because you live in a block of flats you may not know that Thames Water also offer a single occupancy tariff. I have just received £400 rebate as they didn't tell me about this tariff and I had it backdated to when I first enquired about having a meter fitted. Other providers may offer similar tariffs to those who live alone.
    Originally posted by QueenTea
    This applies for all water companies and not just flats and single occupiers. It is important to appreciate that you must firstly apply for a meter to be fitted, even though you are aware it is not possible to fit a meter.

    Any property regardless of size or number of occupants can be given the opportunity to go on an 'assessed tariff'. The rates for this tariff are shown on each companies website. Whilst in most cases an assessed tariff is cheaper than Rateable Value charges, it isn't always the case.
    • gwynfil
    • By gwynfil 12th Aug 17, 6:17 PM
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    Can I get money off my water bills?
    Hope I'm in the right place to discuss my water bill.

    I live in a one bedroom flat with my husband in England. We recently had our local water company come and look in to putting water meters in to the property. After an assessment, they decided it could not be done- far too much work and shared pipes etc and I'm relieved about that, as access to the water pipes are in my flat for half the block. That may not be the technical term- but you get my drift.

    I recently received a revised bill, which is now an Assessed Charged Bill from the company that came to assess the situation. Well, that was a lovely surpise- £145 pounds less a year.

    Great. But I pay two lots of water bills. The other water company is for the wastewater taken away from the property.

    I wondered if they would reduce their bill too now?

    Has anyone had any experience of this happening? or should I just contact the company directly? Any ideas welcome.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 12th Aug 17, 6:36 PM
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    Usually your waste charge is based on your water charges and the waste company gets notified by the water supply co.

    So I'd guess that if you are now on an assessed charge then the supply co will notify the waste co of the fact and your sewerage charges should get reduced in due course. I'd give it a couple of weeks and if you don't hear from the sewerage co, give them a ring to find out what's happening.
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    • gwynfil
    • By gwynfil 12th Aug 17, 11:28 PM
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    Thank-you for your reply. Makes total sense and I will do that. I'll wait a while for the changes/admin to happen and if I don't hear, I'll get in touch with them. The Assessed Charge has only been in place a few days, so it's logical the other company will need some time to change their records too.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 11th Oct 17, 6:12 PM
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