In common with us all now days and trying to save money I phoned thames water with a view to having a meter installed and they told me to contact the local housing office for approval and permission naturally as the property is rented. When I phoned the nice young lady said she was not aware of this happening before? Has any tenant had one installed?
If permission is not given I shall ask for an estimated assessment of water use. Has any one else done that?
it's not possible in my council flat, but if I request a meter, I could get an estimated bill based on average use of a similar household.
If you live alone, and request a meter, you'll certainly save money on your water bills, whether it's fitted or not.
Graham, is that applicable to all council properties? We pay water rates in with the rent (over £4 per week) and I thought all Southwark tenants did the same? How do you opt out of it being inclusive and pay based on average use?
My new water bill is £8.35 a week, and that is the reason I have raised myself above my normal level of inertia. I went on to a website a few weeks back, I think it was Martin Lewis ( the money man) and you fill in how many times you use the washing machine, flush the lavatory,shower or bathe, and as I recall it was a lot less under £2.00 a week...roughly £434 p.a. as opposed to 104...
apparently is you live in property where it is not possible to have a water meter, i.e. if your water supply main intake is shared by your neighbours you can have assessed bill, that was on his website.
The savings for me would be 3 months council tax...or a trip to skegness! lol