hello all, sorry to be nosey, but just wondering what other peoples water bills are roughly (not metered), since the news this evening says the average london water bill is £307/year (apparently the rate will be frozen for 5 yrs, hum). i thought it was based on property size, and i live alone in the smallest one bed flat (caravan size) and pay £275/year, ie near the average, but everyone i know lives in much larger places than me, i don't believe the average can be that low, unless im being ripped off. thanks.
i pay by meter and when i compared to my parents they were paying a lot more than us by rates despite the fact we use a hell of a lot more water as there is only 2 of them and my mum is disabled she cannot use the bath- they have now had a meter installed and it is a lot cheaper. I think it depends on household size the more there is in a household then rates will work out cheaper. My bills are approx £280 per year.
you can ask to have a meter installed if you think it will work out cheaper-contact the water supplier
You're spot-on, Dee Dee!
The fewer there are in a household the more advantageous it is to have a water meter. I live in Essex, so can't compare water prices with SE1. Two weeks after I moved in to this house a guy arrived at the door to install a water meter. I said I didn't want one, but he said I had no choice. Every time a house changes hands in this borough a water meter is fitted whether you like it or not. I'd never had one before wherever I've lived and it was the day I'd been dreading! A family of six, four of which are females who spend half an hour in the shower every morning! My water bill, just for domestic water and not counting sewerrage charges, (which is a seperate company,) is £540 a year! Hurry up and get that meter installed Darren!
Chalkey, I am relieved to hear you say that, my water bills for 5 of us (3 of whom need to be forced into the shower at the moment so are not bathing often!) is £450 a year, I thought I must be paying for my neighbours as well, I couldn't believe the bills were so high!
Don't know how many of you have gardens, but the first thing I invested in when my dreaded water meter was installed was a water butt. I've since bought another one after seeing how much precious rainwater actually disappears down the drainhole. I gave the garden a good watering a couple of days ago as we've had a dry spell here lately and both butts were then empty. We had a good downpour this morning and both butts are now full again. The days of filling my watering can from the outside tap, or using a hose pipe are gone for good.
I have a small 2 bed, only me in it for most of the time (being away some weekends, but having lots of people staying for weekends as well) and I paid 150 last year. It is a new development and I have a meter.