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The Rateable Value system finished in 1989 so it will not change from £177.
£414 is high for a RV of £177 - £2.34 per £1 of RV. In my area(Severn Trent) it is £1.61 per £1 of RV and that is with surface water entering sewer instead of a soakaway.
It seems the average consumption is 160-180 cu mtr per year - you can calculate your metered charges from that.
Currenty averaging 25 cubic meter per month - this seems high?
2 adults, 1 child,
2 baths per day
2 showers per day
washing every day
"The big users of water are obviously baths and washing machines – about 100 litres each time."
In reality the biggest users of water are toilets.
Here in Canada we have an abundance of water, but, almost all homes are metered. I was looking to compare our water useage to other places, our daily use seems high at 300 litres per day. Since we also pay "sewage" rates based on water use, saving a little will help, and our rates are not low.
The surprise to me is how much water, per capita, UK people use. Seems high !
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