On a Water Meter? How Much Do You Pay?

Are you on a water meter?
How much do you pay?
And how many people are in that property?

I realise it depends completely on person to person but just being nosey.
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  • HappyMJ
    HappyMJ Posts: 21,115
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    Are you on a water meter?
    How much do you pay?
    And how many people are in that property?

    I realise it depends completely on person to person but just being nosey.

    It really depends on area as well....and you should ask about usage in cubic meters too.

    We pay South Staffs Water £31.25 water standing charge, £13.89 sewerage standing charge, £33.08 surface water drainage charge (which we're still currently disputing as we do have soakaways on the property) plus we pay £1.9614 for every cubic metre of water used. There's two of us, we don't use any water outside of the flat and use about 75 litres per person per day which is about 55 cubic metres per year which adds up to £107.88. Add the lot together then divide by 12 and it should be around £15.50 per month.
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    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • want_to_save
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    i pay £22 per month and 2 people in the property in yorkshrie
  • Cardew
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    Are you on a water meter?
    How much do you pay?
    And how many people are in that property?

    I realise it depends completely on person to person but just being nosey.

    As said above, how much you pay per cubic metre and standing charges depends on where you live. People in the South West can pay over 3 times as much - for the same consumption - as some people living in other areas.

    The best measure is to work out your household consumption. The UK average is between 50 - 55 cubic metres, per person, per year.
  • matelodave
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    There are two of us at home all day and we use around 65cu.m a year - with Anglian Water that works out to be about £26 a month water & sewaerage
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • anto164
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    Wow, We're with united utilities, two in the property and pay £34 per year!
  • HappyMJ
    HappyMJ Posts: 21,115
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    anto164 wrote: »
    Wow, We're with united utilities, two in the property and pay £34 per year!

    What tariff are you on?

    United Utilities have a £62.65 standing charge on RV plus £2.494 per £1 of RV.

    Standing charges for a metered connection are £34.79 plus £7.04 plus £91.20. Usage is £2.932 per cubic metre.

    Assessed charges for a couple are £348.18 in a terraced property or flat.

    Maybe you've missed a number out somewhere.
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    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • HOWMUCH
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    Yorkshire Water £28 per month still on estimated, hoping this will go down unmetered we was pay £77.57
    Why pay full price when you may get it YS ;)
  • We pay United Utilities £42 a month! :-( (2 adults and 3 young children) .....and we really try to be careful. Wish we weren't on a meter....
  • hopperson
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    We recently moved from a rated property to a metered property (both properties privately rented with different landlords). There are five of us in our house (two adults, three teenagers).
    In our previous property the landlord had a meter fitted halfway through our tenancy, but we chose to remain on water rates, paying around £25 per month over 12 months.
    Today I called Anglian Water to notify them of our change of address and they advised me that as our new property is metered we would be charged for what we use. 'Fair enough' I thought.
    Then the woman on the phone calculated our usage at our previous property from the meter readings there.
    Turns out if we had been charged for what we used we would have been paying around £75/month over 12 months.
    £25 to £75 per month! Not sure where that extra money is going to come from, but we're going to have to cut down on baths from now on!
  • matelodave
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    There's quite a lot you can do to reduce your water consumption.

    As you suggest reduce the number & depth of water in the bath. If you use a shower then get a flow restrictor or eco shower head and limit the amount of time that you spend in there.

    Put flow restrictors on the taps (AW will supply these free) and put a brick or something in the toilet cistern(s) to reduce the water capacity.

    Only use the washing machine and dishwasher with full loads, they use as much water & energy when full as when half loaded.

    Don't let water run down the sink when washing your hands, body, dishes or cleaning your teeth.

    If you must use a hosepipe, put a trigger gun on it to save water running awy.
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
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