Water Bill Too Expensive on a Meter
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I just wondered how much on average people pay monthly on a water meter. I live alone in a two bedroom semi and work full time. I have today received another increase in the direct debit but feel that I am careful with water usage.
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It is also dependant on whether you are charged for Surface Water Drainage(SWD) or not; some people can claim relief from that charge.
You need to look at your bill and check your water consumption - the average for a single person is approx. 60 cubic metres(m3) a year
Maybe I could use less water - I use the dishwasher more often than I should and I prefer a bath to a shower but £26 per month doesn't seem that bad and any saving would only be a few quid a month. I'm not going to give up my baths for that.
I am currently paying £19 per month on a meter as opposed to the £55.00 that I was paying.
We pay £9 a month DD for our water.
When we had the meter installed in December 2014 they started us off on £28 as they didn't know what our usage would be. When our bill/review came around some months later we were in credit by a fair bit.
So they slashed it to £9. Transferring to a water meter has been the best thing for us as we were paying £32 per month on the normal water rates.
We try to do our bit to save on water & it's certainly paying off.
I also send meter readings once a month too.
We are arriving and departing all at the same time."