luxor4t wrote: »
We're having to pay £540 a year - 3 bed house, one loo, two sinks, a bath with a shower over it. The joys of living in Wales! MUST look into getting a water meter.
kevpartner wrote: »
I don't have a problem with this at all - I'd been on water meters in my last two houses in Bucks and when the first was installed, our bill reduced by 25%. Seeing how water is wasted in my new neighbourhood, I'd be absolutely up for a meter.
However, given how long it takes for my hot water to run hot from my boiler, I might have to put up with cold water for shaving (or get a new boiler).
x_Bunny_x wrote: »
How much can you actually use, i mean how much would £1 get you in water?.:huh:
MikeJO wrote: »
£540? Dreamland for us in the South West. There are three of us in a (metered) modest semi constantly being careful and my monthly direct debit is £67 (£800+pa).
Gothicfairy wrote: »
That is still the problem with meters and that is why it is not compulsory for everyone yet.
Lots of people would be better off but as it stands not everyone can have one due to the set up of pipe work and properties.
It will change I am sure but it will take time as everyone will need to work together (landlords/ homeowners/ government/ water companies) to make sure that the cost of applying meters is evenly spread.
Paulgonnabedebtfree wrote: »
The quoting doesn't work so well on here when you insert your replies into someone else's text so I have quoted the relevant bits below:
Once we start talking about assessed charging though, it no longer has anything to do with conserving resources but everything to do with making more money for the water company and its shareholders. This is again just not true, the water company gets a set amount they can have as profit over a 5 year rolling plan..it makes no difference to them and they shareholders if you are on a meter ,assessed or RV. The profit they can take remains the same and is built into each years charges.
Firstly the bit about water companies' profits/shareholder bonuses etc.
I will have to take your word for it that the profits are fixed at a certain rate. That does seem strange to me in a capitalist society but is probably necessary in what are effectively regional, private monopolies as it would help prevent abuse. Although I have no understanding of the in depth financial issues behind this, such a system does cause me to wonder why it's been privatised at all.
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