I'm in a band C, 3-bedroomed house, RV £250 with South Staffs Water and Severn Trent sewerage. There's just me and my teenage daughter who is at college all day and out most nights, I'm out 2 days a week and at home the rest of the time. The biggest waste of water is my daughter's 25min showers every morning........she insists she cant do it in less
I've been paying more than £30 a month (over 8 mths) for 6 years. This year's bill just came in at £304, £38 per month.
I'm sure if I had a water meter fitted that I would save money, the uswitch calculations seem to think so, but I dont want to make a wrong decision and end up paying more. It's already my largest monthly payment by far and a real struggle to find.
Does anyone know if its just selected water companies that will let you change your mind within 12mths or is it a general rule?
Would I need to pay my current bill first, all at once, or can I still pay it by monthly direct debit?
Finally, if I had a meter fitted now, how easy is it to calculate the savings through the year in order to decide whether to keep it or not?
I think I may just need a boot up the backside to make the decision.
Gem4 - go for the water meter - I live in a 3 bed house - washer on most days + dishwasher. Showers every day - my Direct debit is £22.00 per month with northumbrian water. Ive just switched my Nana onto a water meter too. Get a water butt to save water for the summer to water plants - but I use a hose pipe too if absolutely necessary. Put water saving bags into your cisterns to save a gallon every time you flush. :j
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