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how is this fair???

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
i live in a one bedroom flat just me and my cat and my water bill works out at 30 pounds a month however my dad his wife and her son live in 3 bedroom house and they pay 27 pounds a month for their water neither of us are on a water meter how is this fair?? they must use at least double what i use!!
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Maybe your cat has learnt how to turn the tap on?

I honestly don't know, sorry :)
#2
same region?

Same water provider?
banned#3
go get a meter fitted then
#4
query it!
#5
Some cats do enjoy drinking from the tap.....

If that's not the case with yours, I'd get the meter fitted like others have suggested, definitely seems odd.
banned#6
you dont get rated on how many are in house, it depends on areas and also council tax i belive, but you could phone and make sure, even ask your neighbours
#7
Fair???
Come and live in Cornwall where we have the highest water rates in the whole country. There would be a county-wide party if our water rates were £30 a month.

Seriously, it is irritating the way that we have to pay for our water and has little relation to how much we use, more with where we live. I don't know if different supplies charge differently for metered water; I bet that doesn't necessarily work out fairly either.
#8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWCqhPvHc4g

:)

Definitely get a water meter installed - you have a year to try it out and can revert back if you want to. My bills were cut by about half when I got one installed.
#9
It's not fair...life isn't fait. I like in a two bed flat...me and my cat! lol yet at one point my gas bills were higher than my Auntys 5 bed house in London.
#10
I live in scotland and pay ****** all for water...*





*not strictly true, but it's a hell of a lot less than you guys :)
#11
ill have to speak to my landlord as im only renting was just gobsmacked when he mentioned how much he paid today we only live 15 mins walk away so cant see that it would be different.
banned#12
lol - maybe you or they have have an estimated bill!
banned#13
grex9101;5622615
I live in scotland and pay ****** all for water...*





*not strictly true, but it's a hell of a lot less than you guys :)

£23 per month for 2 adults in a 4 bed detached in Sunny Sussex by the sea. Cheaper?
#14
torapoole
Some cats do enjoy drinking from the tap.....

If that's not the case with yours, I'd get the meter fitted like others have suggested, definitely seems odd.


yeah my mums cat wont drink out her bowl only straight from tap :?
#15
chesso
Fair???
Come and live in Cornwall where we have the highest water rates in the whole country. There would be a county-wide party if our water rates were £30 a month.

Seriously, it is irritating the way that we have to pay for our water and has little relation to how much we use, more with where we live. I don't know if different supplies charge differently for metered water; I bet that doesn't necessarily work out fairly either.


i have to pay for my water to be pumped to birmingham :x
#16
sassie
you dont get rated on how many are in house, it depends on areas and also council tax i belive, but you could phone and make sure, even ask your neighbours


ill ask my next door neighbour when i see her next and see if its the same for her
#17
chesso
Fair???
Come and live in Cornwall where we have the highest water rates in the whole country. There would be a county-wide party if our water rates were £30 a month.

Seriously, it is irritating the way that we have to pay for our water and has little relation to how much we use, more with where we live. I don't know if different supplies charge differently for metered water; I bet that doesn't necessarily work out fairly either.


they should just put meters in every household like gas and elec and it would save on water as people would be more concious of what they use
banned#18
chesso;5622542
Fair???
Come and live in Cornwall where we have the highest water rates in the whole country. There would be a county-wide party if our water rates were £30 a month.

Seriously, it is irritating the way that we have to pay for our water and has little relation to how much we use, more with where we live. I don't know if different supplies charge differently for metered water; I bet that doesn't necessarily work out fairly either.

why unfair? the south of england sees the smallest amount of rainfall so its more expensive to supply water in these areas. Same for gas and electric.

I bet your pasties are cheaper than elsewhere :-D
banned#19
bellows;5622693
they should just put meters in every household like gas and elec and it would save on water as people would be more concious of what they use

too right - I'm on a meter and pay less now than I did 15 years ago cos I dont waste any

then I see my neighbour who has his sprinkler on about 12-18 hours a day to keep his grass green (an impossible task as we live 50 yards from the beach and shingle is about 1 foot below grass level) :w00t:

obviously doesnt have a meter!
#20
i feel like turning all my taps on and leaving them running for a while to get what i have payed for however dont worry im not that petty i wont really be doing it
#21
foxymissroxy
i have to pay for my water to be pumped to birmingham :x

I know - I was brought up in N Wales, luckily I didn't pay any bills.:-D
bellows
they should just put meters in every household like gas and elec and it would save on water as people would be more concious of what they use

Fairest thing but don't non-metered payees actually subsidise the metered at present?
csiman
why unfair? the south of england sees the smallest amount of rainfall so its more expensive to supply water in these areas. Same for gas and electric.
I bet your pasties are cheaper than elsewhere :-D


I think you'll find that the SWest has plenty and plenty of rain!!:roll:

Our high costs are due to having to 'clean up' all the beaches for the last ten years. There was actually a piece on it tonight on the local BBC news - highest water rates, lowest average wage, paying for all the water to be fully treated before discharge. Some one in charge of looking into it was suggesting that as its a national benefit then the nation should pay for a lot of the capital costs.

The pasties aren't cheaper but they are the genuine article.;-)
#22
bellows
ill have to speak to my landlord as im only renting was just gobsmacked when he mentioned how much he paid today we only live 15 mins walk away so cant see that it would be different.


Have you checked your tenancy agreement to see if you're liable for the water rates?
#23
Mabe the water board messed up,one time we moved into a flat and the standing order each mth was loads,and it took ages to get through to them I was in a flat amongst others in the building. It turned out they were billing me for the whole building some how.
Yeh water,dearest utility for us,about £45-50 a mth now on a meter,I pay 2 bills,1 for waste/sewerage and 1 for drinking water to another company,that how it works here.Elec I can have 3 mths worth for less than £100 sometimes,gas not too bad apart from in Winter,water def dearest for such an essential.
#24
csiman
£23 per month for 2 adults in a 4 bed detached in Sunny Sussex by the sea. Cheaper?


£276/year?!?!?!

Yeah, cheaper than that lol :-D
#26
i pay £32 3 bedroom house and my old man on a second floor massonette pays the same, 1 bedroom flat
#27
Ok, try this
2 people live together, they pay 100% of their council tax
They separate live apart and alone
They get 25% single person discount each at their separate addresses
Total they now pay is 50% more between them than they were paying, since they both now pay 75% of the original bill
Not like they are using 50% more services surely?
Council Tax, now that's an unfair tax is ever there was one.
banned#28
Jumpingphil;5625663
Don't the bin men still visit each house?
Isn't there a gas pipe and a water pipe running to each house.
If needed, ( heaven forbid ) wouldn't an ambulance be prepared to visit each person.
And on and on and on..........:thumbsup:

but gas and water arent paid for by council tax and neither is the nhs

how can it ever be fair that 2 senior citizens pay the same as a family of 8 just because they live next door to each other?

poll tax was much fairer tbh :w00t:
banned#29
Jumpingphil;5626189
I agree, I was just trying to point out ( Badly ) how Boydent's situation works.
Life in general isn't fair.
I got made redundant last year having been in work for all my adult life, but 'cos I have some savings, I'm not allowed any help from the government, yet there were people getting handouts who haven't worked in years, if ever.

I'm in the same boat and see loads of people down my local most days living off free handouts but I stupidly put rainy day money away so get nowt!

You must have got JSA for 6 months though as everyone is entitled to that regardless of savings.
#30
Jumpingphil;5625663
Don't the bin men still visit each house?
Isn't there a gas pipe and a water pipe running to each house.
If needed, ( heaven forbid ) wouldn't an ambulance be prepared to visit each person.
And on and on and on..........:thumbsup:

Bin men don't visit houses anymore do they?
They visit streets or areas, they used to walk right up the path, lift the old style metal bins and bring them back
As CSIMan said with regards to water, gas and ambulances/NHS
Not 100% sure but i think you get charged 50% Council tax even if your property is empty which makes even more of a mockery of CT.

Speaking of fair, this is one of the most shocking schemes i have ever read
link
So for those who have run up debt and decided to do their level best to pay honestly their debts and still cop for the 6 year rule.......

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