Yorkshire Water

Just moved into my first home LS11 area of Leeds and received a bill for the year of £612.42 for a 3 bed Semi. 2 adults and 2 young kids. The bill just seems too high because at my parents it was just over £300 for 6 of us. Their house is 4 bed Mid terrace and around 5ish minutes from my house.

Just wondering if this is correct amount I should be paying or should I just switch to a meter.

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  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281
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    Does the bill say estimate ?? E

    If not on a water meter you are on the old RV system .Different property's will have different RV and charges .

    £612 PA is at the lower end of the scale .
  • glennevis
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    Water is good value for money in Yorkshire.


    For a council tax band C property without a meter Yorkshire Water rates would have been about £300 per annum, in line with your parents payment.


    I suggest you phone YW, they are very approachable, and check you don't already have a meter. They may have estimated your usage based on the former occupants.
  • Qasim99
    Qasim99 Posts: 70 Forumite
    No estimate must the RV and both of our houses are tax band B. Will call them though.
  • matelodave
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    You council tax band has no bearing whatsover on the water RV which was determined many years ago and cannot be changed.

    What does you water bill say - is it based on Rateable Value and is it a whole year. You can look at your water company's website to check how bills are determined.
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • Qasim99
    Qasim99 Posts: 70 Forumite
    matelodave wrote: »
    You council tax band has no bearing whatsover on the water RV which was determined many years ago and cannot be changed.

    What does you water bill say - is it based on Rateable Value and is it a whole year. You can look at your water company's website to check how bills are determined.

    Yh its based on the Rateable value and the whole year. They said I could put in a meter but I don`t its worth it so will just stick with it
  • Cardew
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    Qasim99 wrote: »
    Yh its based on the Rateable value and the whole year. They said I could put in a meter but I don`t its worth it so will just stick with it

    Agree. With average consumption for 2 adults and 2 children you are looking at a bill of over £700 on a meter.
  • Oakdene
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    Cardew wrote: »
    Agree. With average consumption for 2 adults and 2 children you are looking at a bill of over £700 on a meter.

    Crikey!! Water is expensive with you lot!! I'm on a meter & pay £336 a year (give or take) & that's for 1 adult & 2 kids.
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  • Cardew
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    Oakdene wrote: »
    Crikey!! Water is expensive with you lot!! I'm on a meter & pay £336 a year (give or take) & that's for 1 adult & 2 kids.

    That £700 was for average consumption of 220 m3 a year - see:

    https://www.yorkshirewater.com/our-charges/customers-with-a-meter/

    The same consumption with South West water would cost over £1,300!
  • System
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    I'm a band A bungalow with YW my bill this year is £266.12
  • Cardew
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    CHRISSYG wrote: »
    I'm a band A bungalow with YW my bill this year is £266.12

    Council tax bands have no affect on water charges.

    Presumably you are unmetered? if so what is your Rateable Value(RV)?
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