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  • JackieClarrie
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    This was a great tip, thanks Andrea. My water is metered and I'm constantly worrying about it so this will make a welcome difference to my bills I hope. As well as helping the environment of course.
  • System
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    Hi :)
    Does anyone know if it would be beneficial for me, to have a water meter installed? There's just me & my son in my house & I pay almost £200 a year to Thames Water.
  • Andrea
    Andrea Posts: 368 Forumite
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    Hi Miranda

    There are a couple of past threads that may help you make your decision: Water bills questions and comment and Switching to water meter. :)
  • System
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    After seeing this thread on the newsletter I went to Anglian Waters web site (my supplier) and they have a similar device available FREE (a word we all love). For anyone else living in Anglian waters area if you mail INTSVCS@anglianwater.co.uk and leave your full postal address requesting a "Freddie Frog" water displacement device they will send one. I only asked for mine yesterday so I cant say how long it will take to arrive.

    Oh and regarding meters v rates.... I live alone, only take showers and run my washing machine 1 or 2 times a week. My water bills vary between £35 and £50 per 6 monthly bill.
  • Sir_Stanley_Bowles
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    Thanks for that got mine this morning :D

    regards Sir Stanley :-*
  • LincsLad_3
    LincsLad_3 Posts: 611 Forumite
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    OK then, since I just had my meter installed yesterday (Anglian Water quote up to 10 working weeks for the SURVEY - fortunately he surveyed and fitted at the same time), I already have the Severn Trent bag - is the Anglian Freddie Frog better or worse in saving terms??

    And £70-100 per year sounds a lot better than the £384 I currently pay them!! :)
  • AndieJ_2
    AndieJ_2 Posts: 21 Forumite
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    It hasn't Grittyhubcap - just follow my instructions in the first post.  I had to put the underscore in because when I first posted the full link the profanity filter changed it (don't ask my why - i can't quite work out what rude word is in there).  ::)
    t-w-a-t would be the word
    something missing
  • Andrea
    Andrea Posts: 368 Forumite
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    Er, yes. Thanks for that. As I said in a more recent post, I did finally work that out. :)
  • bridiej
    bridiej Posts: 5,775 Forumite
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    Just ordered mine! Thanks for the tip... ;D

    I just pop in now and then.... :)
    transcribing
  • quickquid
    quickquid Posts: 46 Forumite
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    When we had water shortages in 70's because of hot summers, we were told to put a housebrick in the cistern
    Also spotted this for the loo  ;D :

    Just noticed the profanity filter changed the url.  You'll have to cut and paste it and then remove the underscore between 'st' and 'watersmart'

    https://vault2.secured-url.com/st_watersmart/index.asp
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