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    • JensterB
    • By JensterB 18th Jan 19, 10:01 PM
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    Water discount with Wessex Water???
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    • 18th Jan 19, 10:01 PM
    Water discount with Wessex Water??? 18th Jan 19 at 10:01 PM
    Hi! I hope someone can help?! My dad is 84 and lives on his own and Wessex Water are charging him a whopping 93 a month (unmetered). Last year it was 83!
    He is convinced that many years ago there was some cap/discount when Wessex Water came in which was related to either the RV or the local authority. I have no idea where to start looking to see if this is correct.
    Was there such a thing offered many years ago?
    Thanks in advance!
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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 19th Jan 19, 4:38 PM
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    • 19th Jan 19, 4:38 PM
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    • 19th Jan 19, 4:38 PM
    Welcome to the forum



    There was a cap for a household with 3 children under 16.


    Why is he still paying RV based charges? Metered charges would be a fraction of his current payments.
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 19th Jan 19, 5:08 PM
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    • 19th Jan 19, 5:08 PM
    Agree with Cardew - tell him to contact Wessex and tell them he wants a meter.

    If they come back and say he cannot have one for various reasons, for example a shared supply or some other excuse, then I believe there is a scheme where he can be deemed to have one and be charged what the industry thinks is an average use for a single person - not sure on this though so you need to check if they refuse a meter.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 20th Jan 19, 8:14 PM
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    • 20th Jan 19, 8:14 PM
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    • 20th Jan 19, 8:14 PM
    Agree with Cardew - tell him to contact Wessex and tell them he wants a meter.

    If they come back and say he cannot have one for various reasons, for example a shared supply or some other excuse, then I believe there is a scheme where he can be deemed to have one and be charged what the industry thinks is an average use for a single person - not sure on this though so you need to check if they refuse a meter.
    Originally posted by D_M_E

    All companies must offer an 'assessed charge' if a meter cannot be fitted.


    For 2018/19 with Wessex Water a single occupant is Band1 and for water and sewerage will pay a total of 279
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