Have you a leak?
Try a bill of £118,000 for a year in an office that housed 12 folk, no showers etc, just hand washing and a kettle!
Turned out there was a leak at the meter going straight into a nearby storm drain – luckily it was there or the circa 20M litres of water could have undermined the whole building!
That’s wasn’t what annoyed me, what annoyed me was that after following the official dispute process, winning and having a formulae applied to the bill, we still owed them over £5k.
Anyways, £1 a day (ish) seems reasonable? Mine is £400/year onto the council tax.Posted 4 years agojon1973Member
ever bought bottles water? its the same stuff (literally the same borehole a lot of the time) but over 1000 times as expensive
The cost Bottled water in this country is ridiculous, probably because it’s seen as a bit of a luxury item, – in France it’s about 1 euro for 5 litres, but people don’t tend to drink the tap water as much (not that there is anything wrong with it).Posted 4 years ago
… and stick in some pipes
Do you know how much those pipes (and reservoirs and boreholes and wastewater treatment plants and other infrastructure) cost? Look at how much the Thames Tideway is costing to build.
And anyway, at least half of the payment is usually for sewerage.
As has been said, get on a meter and use less! 😉Posted 4 years ago
hora – Member
In exeter its 900 a year.
How? In general or your house?
Council tax Band B in East Anglia, £65 per month, so £780 per annum. 3-bed semi. So if it’s a Band E or F property seems perfectly reasonable.
Water is quite scarce here and expensive to treat, and effluent is expensive to drain and treat, it has to be pumped because we are on the fens. And we pay towards highways drainage in this area too.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
£369 sounds like a good deal. Collect water (that falls from the sky), treat it, deliver it to your house with a reasonably consistent pressure, wait for you to use it, take it all away again with all your bodily waste, treat it, handle all the incredibly dangerous products you’ve put it in, turn all that into something that can be handled, return any clean water back into the water course. Not forgetting any water that lands on your property (from the sky) all gets taken away as well. Not forgetting anything you shove down the drain gets taken away as well. Like oil and fat and food.
Quid a day? It’s an absolute bargain.Posted 4 years ago
PS konagirl we pay 1540 a year council tax.. we are band C.Posted 4 years ago
What grates on me is the cost of getting a meter installed in Scotland (this would make sense for us, two adults in a high council tax band house), I worked out it’d cost ~£250 for the initial survey to see how they could connect (non-refundable), and then a minimum £1800 to install. This gives a ~6 year payback period, all because I want to install something that in theory should reduce water usage!Posted 4 years agobig_n_daftMember
And we pay towards highways drainage in this area too.
If you are connected to sewer you pay highway drainage even if it is not a separate charge
It’s still the freeloaders on septic tanks you should be miffed about
Also the rest of England.and Wales are subsidising Toys19. Bill by £50 p.a. The average Sww bill is £499 you either have a big house, a very large family or a leakPosted 4 years ago
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