Severn Trent 9.5% increase!

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Just had our new bill for our unmetered water supply and waste.

Up 9.5% on last year. 

No wonder inflation on the climb!
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  • Robin9Robin9 Forumite
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    Not had mine yet (also ST)  - there was another poster with over 10% in another supplier.

    Just wondering - does your bill give increases for metered supply.?   As more and more people move to meters and see a reduction of charges this means less income from them -  as the supplier still needs income does it claw it back by increasing the rates for those customers who don't have meters.
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    oldagetraveller1oldagetraveller1 Forumite
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    edited 14 February at 12:42PM
    I have a metered supply. I can't remember ever receiving any separate notification of increases. All I've received in the past is the next year's Direct Debit payments schedule(£9.05/month) which possibly includes any price rises. Currently paying £1.54/m3 for water, 98.3p/m3 waste water, 15p/day for surface water drainage.
  • Robin9Robin9 Forumite
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    From ST website 22/23 charges metered supply

    • A typical metered household bill (full service) is increasing by 8.1% (around £2.25 per month)
    • Water supply charges are rising by 6.6%
    • Charges for waste water are increasing by 9.6% 

    charges unmetered 

    Please be aware the following charges differ depending on the rateable value of your property and where you live:

    • A typical unmeasured household bill (full service) is increasing by 10.2% (around £3.50 per month)
    • Water supply charges are increasing by 10.7%
    • Charges for waste water treatment are increasing by 9.7%
    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • Norman_CastleNorman_Castle Forumite
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    Robin9 said:


    Just wondering - does your bill give increases for metered supply.?   As more and more people move to meters and see a reduction of charges this means less income from them -  as the supplier still needs income does it claw it back by increasing the rates for those customers who don't have meters.
    Ofwat set the price.


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  • casjencasjen Forumite
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    I have a metered supply. I can't remember ever receiving any separate notification of increases. All I've received in the past is the next year's Direct Debit payments schedule(£9.05/month) which possibly includes any price rises. Currently paying £1.54/m3 for water, 98.3p/m3 waste water, 15p/day for surface water drainage.
    Thinking of getting a meter after this increase...arnt there standing charges?
  • Robin9Robin9 Forumite
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    @casjen    No - just the mix of fresh water /  waste and drainage (if applicable)

    Water is different to Gas and Electric -  you can't shop around.

    When I went onto a meter I cut my bill by 50%   but I had a high Rateable Value
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  • SwipeSwipe Forumite
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    casjen said:
    I have a metered supply. I can't remember ever receiving any separate notification of increases. All I've received in the past is the next year's Direct Debit payments schedule(£9.05/month) which possibly includes any price rises. Currently paying £1.54/m3 for water, 98.3p/m3 waste water, 15p/day for surface water drainage.
    Thinking of getting a meter after this increase...arnt there standing charges?
    There are standing charges on my STWater metered bill
  • edited 1 March at 3:28PM
    mark31_2mark31_2 Forumite
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    edited 1 March at 3:28PM
    I have just recieved my Severn Trent unmetered bill and it has increase from £444 to £525, an 18% increase! Currently on a Whatsapp chat to try to find out why ... Found out we had a £30 credit last year for low pressure so bill should have been £475 and the increase is now ONLY 11.25%
  • matelodavematelodave Forumite
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    Sounds cheap to me - Anglian Water is £581, just for the unmetered standing charges, you've then got to add on the RV poundage at 31p in the £

    Metered is a lot cheaper, I pay just over £300 and that includes washing the cars, caravan and watering the garden
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    Swipe said:
    casjen said:
    I have a metered supply. I can't remember ever receiving any separate notification of increases. All I've received in the past is the next year's Direct Debit payments schedule(£9.05/month) which possibly includes any price rises. Currently paying £1.54/m3 for water, 98.3p/m3 waste water, 15p/day for surface water drainage.
    Thinking of getting a meter after this increase...arnt there standing charges?
    There are standing charges on my STWater metered bill

    And on mine!  First time I am looking at a water bill and I have to pay standing charge for both fresh water and waste water??  Also, why are they charging the same amount of "usage" for fresh water and waste water?  If I water the garden, the water isn't going to become waste water etc, so how do they get away with charging the same "usage" for fresh water and waste water?
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