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Jaffa_cake wrote: »
I am on un-metered water.
My water bill from United utilities is around 600 GBP per year.
I went onto their website, and I performed the "Would you be better off on a meter"
It turns out, that we would pay around 60 GBP more a year for our water.
There are 2 of us in our own 3 bed semi.
United Utilities in the North West, are terrible in the prices they charge.
Knowmanythings wrote: »
I have had a meter fitted for only 6 months and am saving loads. I think the guidance of number of occupants in property subtracted from number of bedrooms is too blunt a tool. On this basis, I didn't change earlier, while I was supporting two offspring, who live away, by occasionally doing washing, providing short stay accommodation etc. Plus having large garden necessitating use of hosepipe. If not on meter, charge is based on council tax banding. Our Band D meant paying £650 a year. With meter, estimate was for £360 a year, but after six months usage of meter, they've dropped me to £15 a month, on estimate of £200 usage. Would definitely recommend meter and now wish I'd done it years ago - particularly as water company (Yorkshire) allows change back for free within two years (I think).
raldisplay wrote: »
We got a water meter fitted as there are only 2 of us in the household and we are at work Mon-Fri. HOWEVER we like our garden so water it during the summer months most evenings. This has resulted in us paying more (about 15%) than before. Id stick with what you have. We wished we had of done.
dorix wrote: »
. Nobody has even mentioned about gardeners when discussing water meters.
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