water meter

hello 
I have a water meter and I pay 38 pounds
I'm single and live in a one bedroom house with back yard and no grass no  extra water.
my neighbors with out meter pay less than me.

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  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Is that  a year 6 months or monthly .
  • Cardew
    Cardew Posts: 29,036 Forumite
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    Some old and small houses have a very low Rateable Value(RV) and hence  pay very low water charges.

    Once you have a meter, it is not possible to revert to charges based on the RV.

    Which company are you with? Are you paying for Surface Water Drainage; if so you might be entitled to relief from that charge if your water from roof/yard doesn't enter main sewer.
  • Lily78_2
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    hello 
    I have a water meter and I pay 38 pounds
    I'm single and live in a one bedroom house with back yard and no grass no  extra water.
    my neighbors with out meter pay less than me.
    Hello, 
    If you have a water meter and have concerns why your neighbours pay less than you, contact your water company (which most likely is the same as your neighbours). You can ask them to provide you with details how they calculated your water bill. 
    If you look up the forum, there is a trail someone wrote where they discovered that for 8 years after a water meter was installed at their property, they had been paying for their neighbours usage!!! I am not saying this is happening to you. A quick check is to find out suggested -- find the 'stop tap' for your water supply in your home (usually under the sink) and then go look at your meter. Numbers should not move... Another issue may be a leak -- check ofwat website : "If your metered bill is higher than usual, it could mean a leak on the underground supply pipe into your property.  Your company should be able to help you detect whether you have a leak and arrange repairs." https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/households/your-water-bill/metering/ 
    Good luck. Let us know if you sorted it. 
  • Moved from a house without a water meter to one with. We 'watch' every drop of water we use and we still pay more for water and water disposal than we did in the house on water rates. 
    In my experience they don't save money. From experience of people afraid to use metered water cause of costs I think it can be a health hazard. 
  • Cardew
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    Afourteen said:
    Moved from a house without a water meter to one with. We 'watch' every drop of water we use and we still pay more for water and water disposal than we did in the house on water rates. 
    In my experience they don't save money. From experience of people afraid to use metered water cause of costs I think it can be a health hazard. 
    As you say, that is in your experience.

    However for the majority of properties in UK having a meter, instead of remaining on the old Rateable Value system, has saved money - often hundreds of pounds a year. 
  • GingerTim
    GingerTim Posts: 2,021 Forumite
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    edited 10 February 2023 at 7:03AM
    Afourteen said:
    Moved from a house without a water meter to one with. We 'watch' every drop of water we use and we still pay more for water and water disposal than we did in the house on water rates. 
    In my experience they don't save money. From experience of people afraid to use metered water cause of costs I think it can be a health hazard. 
    My annual bill without a water meter: £396.
    My annual bill with a water meter: £144.

    (same property, same number of occupants, no change in usage).
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