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    • Qasim99
    • By Qasim99 4th Mar 18, 5:09 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 5:09 PM
    Yorkshire Water 4th Mar 18 at 5:09 PM
    Just moved into my first home LS11 area of Leeds and received a bill for the year of £612.42 for a 3 bed Semi. 2 adults and 2 young kids. The bill just seems too high because at my parents it was just over £300 for 6 of us. Their house is 4 bed Mid terrace and around 5ish minutes from my house.

    Just wondering if this is correct amount I should be paying or should I just switch to a meter.

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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 4th Mar 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 6:27 PM
    Does the bill say estimate ?? E

    If not on a water meter you are on the old RV system .Different property's will have different RV and charges .

    £612 PA is at the lower end of the scale .
    • glennevis
    • By glennevis 4th Mar 18, 9:04 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:04 PM
    Water is good value for money in Yorkshire.


    For a council tax band C property without a meter Yorkshire Water rates would have been about £300 per annum, in line with your parents payment.


    I suggest you phone YW, they are very approachable, and check you don't already have a meter. They may have estimated your usage based on the former occupants.
    • Qasim99
    • By Qasim99 5th Mar 18, 2:30 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:30 PM
    No estimate must the RV and both of our houses are tax band B. Will call them though.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 6th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    You council tax band has no bearing whatsover on the water RV which was determined many years ago and cannot be changed.

    What does you water bill say - is it based on Rateable Value and is it a whole year. You can look at your water company's website to check how bills are determined.
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    • Qasim99
    • By Qasim99 6th Mar 18, 11:15 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 11:15 PM
    You council tax band has no bearing whatsover on the water RV which was determined many years ago and cannot be changed.

    What does you water bill say - is it based on Rateable Value and is it a whole year. You can look at your water company's website to check how bills are determined.
    Originally posted by matelodave
    Yh its based on the Rateable value and the whole year. They said I could put in a meter but I don`t its worth it so will just stick with it
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 7th Mar 18, 8:46 AM
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    Yh its based on the Rateable value and the whole year. They said I could put in a meter but I don`t its worth it so will just stick with it
    Originally posted by Qasim99
    Agree. With average consumption for 2 adults and 2 children you are looking at a bill of over £700 on a meter.
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 18, 8:50 AM
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    Agree. With average consumption for 2 adults and 2 children you are looking at a bill of over £700 on a meter.
    Originally posted by Cardew
    Crikey!! Water is expensive with you lot!! I'm on a meter & pay £336 a year (give or take) & that's for 1 adult & 2 kids.
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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 7th Mar 18, 9:00 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:00 AM
    Crikey!! Water is expensive with you lot!! I'm on a meter & pay £336 a year (give or take) & that's for 1 adult & 2 kids.
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    That £700 was for average consumption of 220 m3 a year - see:

    https://www.yorkshirewater.com/our-charges/customers-with-a-meter/

    The same consumption with South West water would cost over £1,300!
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 9th Mar 18, 11:37 AM
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    I'm a band A bungalow with YW my bill this year is £266.12
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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 9th Mar 18, 1:04 PM
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    I'm a band A bungalow with YW my bill this year is £266.12
    Originally posted by CHRISSYG
    Council tax bands have no affect on water charges.

    Presumably you are unmetered? if so what is your Rateable Value(RV)?
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 9th Mar 18, 1:19 PM
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    Council tax bands have no affect on water charges.

    Presumably you are unmetered? if so what is your Rateable Value(RV)?
    Originally posted by Cardew
    yes unmetered - no idea of RV its a council property.

    had a look its upto 40k
    Last edited by CHRISSYG; 09-03-2018 at 1:27 PM.
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    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 9th Mar 18, 1:43 PM
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    Your council tax banding and the valuations that go with it are not the same as the RV used for water bills.

    Your Rateable Value will be on your water bill and will be specific to your house. There's no other place that it's relevant.
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