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Why are billed amounts for clean and waste water the same?

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Volume used is 19m3, so why is 19.00 charged for both clean and waste? Shouldn't it be a combination of two values totalling 19m3?
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  • deanosdeanos Forumite
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    that is correct, its all based on clean water going through your meter , there is no meter on your sewage  
  • brocq_18brocq_18 Forumite
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    So this assumes all clean water I use eventually goes down the drain....

    My thinking is that I can fill a bucket with xm3 of clean water, and water the plants with it. That volume never goes down the drain, yet I'm being billed for it?
  • glennevisglennevis Forumite
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    You've got a point.
    Yorkshire Water charge for waste water at 95% of the metered volume.
  • TalldaveTalldave Forumite
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    In the last couple of years I've been with Southern Water and South East Water and both charged at 92.5% for waste water.
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    Martin_the_UnjustMartin_the_Unjust Forumite
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    edited 30 March at 4:50AM
    Just an aside but in two months you have used almost 2 tonnes of water!
    Just think, if you are the type of person who would snitch on someone for breaking quarantine, you are also the type of person who would have snitched on Anne Frank.
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  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    Always been so, so if you hose the garden it doesn't go down the drain.
  • tim_ptim_p Forumite
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    Just an aside but in two months you have used almost 2 tonnes of water!
    Assuming two people, isn’t that roughly on target for the national average? (55 m3 / year)
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    edited 30 March at 8:41AM
    Apparently the 5% or 7.5% reduction in charges to allow for evaporation, garden watering etc is done by reducing the per cubic metre sewerage charge.
    E.G. take a customer being supplied with, say, 100 cubic metres(m3) of water from the mains, and the water company allowing 5% for evaporation etc. The full charge for sewerage is £2 per m3.
    They can either.
    1. Charge £2 on 95m3 = £190 -
    or
    2. Charge £1.90 on 100m3 = £190

    In the early days of metering method 1 was used on bills, but for years now method 2 has been used by my water company.
    So the OP's charge of £0.8672 per m3 is after it has been reduced by 5% or 7.5% (or whatever figure Thames Water use.
  • TalldaveTalldave Forumite
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    Just an aside but in two months you have used almost 2 tonnes of water!
    Or 19 tonnes, to be precise! 
  • Martin_the_UnjustMartin_the_Unjust Forumite
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    Talldave said:
    Just an aside but in two months you have used almost 2 tonnes of water!
    Or 19 tonnes, to be precise! 
    Ah yes, that's what I meant. 

    Fat fingers, small keyboard.
    Just think, if you are the type of person who would snitch on someone for breaking quarantine, you are also the type of person who would have snitched on Anne Frank.
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