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Belinda_Langley wrote: »
South east water have just imposed water metering and as a baseline our water and sewage bills have just increased by 50% for 4 adults in a house. Working out an average dish/clothes washing, showering and loo flushing while using A+++ machines, a crappy 'could get wetter if were !!!!ed on' shower (just as well we didn't get the upgrade!) and a teeny weeny loo cistern we are looking at higher than that. Luckily we don't have a garden with a greater need than our rain butt collects. We go to a local car wash. I am thinking it will be cheaper to take the dogs to a similar.... How can these charges be justified? You can bet your last penny they won't go into improvements- should I look into getting shares?- just joking!
Cardew wrote: »
The average annual consumption for a couple is approx. 110 cubic metres, although many use far less. That would cost £321pa then add standing charges of £70pa or £130 if you are not exempt from Surface water drainage charges. So £390 or £450pa.
So it is difficult to see how you would pay £660pa. In any case you can get a meter fitted(free) and revert back to unmetered charges(within 12 months) if you find metered is more expensive.
P.S. United Utilities are far from the most expensive in UK. Those in the South West pay nearly double your charges!
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