Just wonder how we compare.

We have sewage with Anglian Water and Water comes from Essex and Suffolk Water.  A band A property and would be interested in how much others pay for a band A property which is supplied with both water and sewage by Anglian Water.  Suspect we are paying more as two companies involved but would love to know if we are or are not.  Have had a water meter installed and despite not being heavy users it cost us more so discontinued with it.   


  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281
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    Water is based upon RV

    Rateable values are used to calculate charges if you do not have a meter. The rateable value of your property can be found at the top of your unmetered bill.

    Rateable values were last set by the Valuation Office of the Inland Revenue in 1990 and cannot be changed.

  • Cardew
    Cardew Posts: 29,034
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    edited 6 March 2020 at 4:54PM
    Without knowing your Rateable Value(RV), whether you have surface water drainage, and where you live, we cannot tell you.
    However you can work it out from their charges shown below.

  • freesha
    freesha Posts: 337
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    Band A - I presume you mean council tax? No correlation between the two
  • cazza0104
    cazza0104 Posts: 27
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    I moved in to a new flat in early March and requested a water metre to be fitted as the estimate was £840 a year and I am only there for four nights a week. I live on my own there so my bill should be much,  much less. Because of Coronavirus Thames Water have suspended metre fitting. I would like to have the bill back-dated once the metre is fitted and an average use ascertained. Does anyone know if this is likely? Thanks for your help!
  • Cardew
    Cardew Posts: 29,034
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    I believe every water company backdates metered charges to the date of application; some have backdated to the start of the 'charging' year i.e April.
    The 'average use' method usually employed is to get meter readings for about 6 weeks after the meter is fitted and use that figure as the basis of consumption over the period the meter has been fitted. So go easy on water for those 6 weeks!!
  • Robin9
    Robin9 Posts: 11,955
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    cazza0104 - ask Thames Water via their chat line. Only TW can answer you.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
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