How to reduce water bill

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Hi
sorry if this has been posted a million times before!

I am currently on a water metre, and there are two of us in a 2 bed flat.

I pay £51 a month on our water bill, which i think is horrendous.

But i dont know how to get our water down, we both work full time, so are only using water in the morning and evening. We wash up using a bowl once a day, use the washing machine 3 times a week, one bath a week, and alternate wash/shower each day.

We dont have a garden, or any leaks....where is all our water going.

Or is this totally normal...we're with Anglian Water.
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  • frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    Hi,

    well just a wee hint,

    if it's yellow let it mellow,

    if it's brown, flush it down.
    Y'all take care now.
  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    As above and you can use something like Aldi/ Wilco toilet blocks for a nice colour .

    I about £50 a quarter .

    Yours is possibly due to a leak .
  • MojisolaMojisola Forumite
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    rockm87 wrote: »
    I pay £51 a month on our water bill, which i think is horrendous.

    How many cubic metres does £51 buy?
  • MoneyMateMoneyMate Forumite
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    Wow that's an awful lot pay £51 a month on water bill, we 2 people pay £12 a month on water meter .

    Do you have dripping taps ? , leaking toilet etc.
    or spend a Looooonng time in the shower.

    If you fill a balloon with water and carefully locate within the toilet flush tank the amount on each flush will reduce, Make sure it dose't fowl the system in any way. :beer:

    IS ANY OTHER PROPERTY CONNECTED TO YOUR METER.
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  • robotroborobotrobo Forumite
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    I pay £51 a month on our water bill, which i think is horrendous.quote


    our 2 bed bungalow costs £224 a year & we are at home all day & night, we use on average 1 cubic mtr a week , the washer is on most days , the gran kids are here at least 2 days a week.
    unless you are leaving water running , i think you have a problem , if you are on a meter , read the meter in the morning before going to work . & then read it again on your return , & the reading should be the same.
  • savemoneysavemoney Forumite
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    We pay £31 per month and its around what we use too. There are 3 adults. Washing machine 3-4 loads a week, showers, odd bath and I wash car once a week with pressure washer. occasionally water garden which isnt large
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    matelodavematelodave Forumite
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    edited 14 October 2015 at 8:25PM
    We are with Anglian, on a water meter and we are at home all day every day. We use around 66cu.m a year, less than £25 a month.


    We shower most days, only 4-5 minutes (no bath) and have a flow restrictor on the shower. All taps have flow restrictors, lo-flush toilets. Only use the washing machine & dishwasher when full, probably three times a week each.

    Don't run water down the sink when rinsing stuff. Only put as much we need into the kettle or saucepans During the summer we have an auto watering system which runs every day. I also wash the cars & caravan about six times a year.


    So, read your meter regularly (ideally weekly) and see how much you use and when you use it. By knowing how you use it you can then reduce your consumption. The other benefit is that you'll also save energy by not wasting water that you've paid to heat.
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  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    You are paying £51pm, but that doesn't necessarily mean you are using £51 of water per month. Read the meter, submit and get an up to date billing, and check that your account is not in substantial credit. Your last bill will show if the billing was based on estimated, agent or customer reads.
    There is no 'normal', since metered prices vary by up to 250% nationally. SWW is the most expensive region.
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  • rockm87rockm87 Forumite
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    MoneyMate wrote: »
    Wow that's an awful lot pay £51 a month on water bill, we 2 people pay £12 a month on water meter .

    Do you have dripping taps ? , leaking toilet etc.
    or spend a Looooonng time in the shower.

    If you fill a balloon with water and carefully locate within the toilet flush tank the amount on each flush will reduce, Make sure it dose't fowl the system in any way. :beer:

    IS ANY OTHER PROPERTY CONNECTED TO YOUR METER.

    It's a rental, and the toilet is completely sealed in a unit so i can't tamper with anything like this! so annoying.
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  • rockm87rockm87 Forumite
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    robotrobo wrote: »
    I pay £51 a month on our water bill, which i think is horrendous.quote


    our 2 bed bungalow costs £224 a year & we are at home all day & night, we use on average 1 cubic mtr a week , the washer is on most days , the gran kids are here at least 2 days a week.
    unless you are leaving water running , i think you have a problem , if you are on a meter , read the meter in the morning before going to work . & then read it again on your return , & the reading should be the same.

    i think my metre is in the street and I can't access it.
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