Unmetered water when bans kick in
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in Water bills
With the talk of hose pipe bans etc being introduced and in some areas already happening do those like myself at a £80 a month unmetered property get any kind of reduction? I read today this dry weather could stretch to October so I could be looking at a few months of limited use. Although I do not waste water and a meter would likely work out cheaper it does seem a bit unfair if paying £80 a month and being forced to use less when I already am using less than £80 a months worth.
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Would have been nice that for the months the bans were in place there would have been a universal reduction in the monthly charge as £80 does buy alot of water / sewage per month looking at metered charges.
Also when you buy / rent a flat you know if its possible to use a hosepipe, I guess those on ground floor could but if your in a penthouse then unlikely. I have a garden front and back, with flowerbeds etc, and although my usage is below £80 per month having gardens I do feel happier with a fixed cost and happy to pay more for that security, but do find having my use restricted which is going to see me use at most £30 per month now unfair when paying £80, happy to comply and not use the hose pipe and whatever restrictions are in place but some kind of rebate should be made in my view.
The RV is all over the place as some round my way are unmetered and paying less than £50 a month with bigger properties, more bathrooms etc. So they would be silly to move even with hosepipe ban, but for me this may be the kick I need.