Southern Water D Debits

Lars10
Lars10 Posts: 4 Newbie
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edited 16 August 2021 at 12:56PM in Water bills
Southern water has set my direct debits on usage of about 35% more than my average usage. Anyone else notice this?




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  • luvchocolate
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  • MrFrugalFever
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    I don’t pay water by direct debit, I pay by bank transfer every 6 months, for this reason.  I believe that they tend to over compensate with the direct debits so you don’t fall in to arrears, calculating a prediction of usage increase in certain times of the year.
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    I get my water from Southern too, and I pay by DD every 6 months, in arrears based on my water meter readings.
    If you can afford to pay 6x as much at once but 6x less often, this might work for you? All the automation of a DD but no credfit balance to carry?
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  • Thanks for your replies.

    Is the six month DD in arrears available to all by request (I couldn’t find anything about it on SW website)?




  • QrizB
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    edited 20 August 2021 at 9:24PM
    Lars10 said:

    Thanks for your replies.

    Is the six month DD in arrears available to all by request (I couldn’t find anything about it on SW website)?
    Sorry, I don't know, you might have to phone / chat / email them?

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