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    How much is your water bill?

    Just interested really. I think mine is a bit extreme, and want to see what others pay/think.

    Thanks.

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    Original Poster

    4 bed house, Severn Trent Water, BILLED (not metered) £642pa.

    3 bed house, South staffs Water, Billed(not metered) £467pa

    Three bed semi with Yorkshire Water on a meter is about £40 a quarter.

    We get it FREE as we live in Bonny Scotland.

    Original Poster

    spider1986

    Three bed semi with Yorkshire Water on a meter is about £40 a quarter.



    Ooooh. I'm sort of nearly tempted to go on a meter, but there are five of us here at the mo, with quite a heavy water consumption. I moan that my bill is hefty, but at least I know what it's going to be!

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    WheresMeNuts

    We get it FREE as we live in Bonny Scotland.



    Is there anything you actually pay for up there?

    mine is £179 for 6months, metered,3 bedroom house, im not happy has we are very good with saving the amount we use,

    £882.00 per year here in plymouth.

    3 bedroom house and that's metered !

    Original Poster

    GRGO140

    mine is £179 for 6months, metered,3 bedroom house, im not happy has we … mine is £179 for 6months, metered,3 bedroom house, im not happy has we are very good with saving the amount we use,



    How many of you are there? That does sound steep for metered.

    Original Poster

    zezlez

    £882.00 per year here in plymouth.3 bedroom house and that's metered !



    OMG. How many peeps?

    zezlez

    £882.00 per year here in plymouth.3 bedroom house and that's metered !



    Blimey thats expensive!! thought mine was at £179 for 6months

    Christ almight! Mine is roughly £160 per year! Thats a metered two bed house (with three people effectively living in it)

    3 bed house

    3 adults

    5 squatters

    All claiming benefits and scamming the system

    Last bill was bout tree fiddy

    FrootCake

    How many of you are there? That does sound steep for metered.


    2 adults and 2 children, a few yrs ago i disputed our bill has my neighbour at the time wasted water and she told me that, we are careful but my bill was alot more, they sent someone out to check meters, they are down the drive from us and it turned out we were paying theirs and they were paying ours, ansd im thinking now they may be wrong again,

    FrootCake

    OMG. How many peeps?



    2.5 people as my son stays over at his girlfriends for half the week

    £210 for 4 months with me. Got it through the other day and thought it was steep.:(

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    zezlez

    2.5 people as my son stays over at his girlfriends for half the week



    I think you either have an olympic pool or are paying for the whole street.

    Edited by: "FrootCake" 21st Mar 2011

    zezlez

    2.5 people as my son stays over at his girlfriends for half the week



    Sounds like you have a water leak mate, could be anywhere, but £800 for a year is far too much!

    FrootCake

    Is there anything you actually pay for up there?


    I believe we get it Free because the Scottish government voted for it to be free & in any case it should be free.

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    WheresMeNuts

    I believe we get it Free because the Scottish government voted for it to … I believe we get it Free because the Scottish government voted for it to be free & in any case it should be free.



    I totally agree. So should education and prescriptions. Snot fair.

    ours is alomst £700 a year north west water 4bed detached

    am having a metre fitted next week and if it isnt less over 12months they will remove it for us. Worth a try?
    we will just go dirty lol

    No certainly no leak, I should know being an ex plumber and there was a leak out on the road where I live back last year but it was traced to some bungalows nearby so the water mains have been recently checked.

    And you are right it is far too much but considred normal here in the South West.

    £448.18 3 beds (although why that matters fails me, no water used in the bedrooms)

    Severn Trent
    Edited by: "michelleleemoo" 21st Mar 2011

    363 3 beds yorkshire water

    Edited by: "Textreme" 21st Mar 2011

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    plumberman01

    ours is alomst £700 a year north west water 4bed detachedam having a … ours is alomst £700 a year north west water 4bed detachedam having a metre fitted next week and if it isnt less over 12months they will remove it for us. Worth a try?we will just go dirty lol



    Yeah they offer that here too, worth a think.

    michelleleemoo

    £448.18 3 beds (although why that matters fails me, no water used in the … £448.18 3 beds (although why that matters fails me, no water used in the bedrooms)



    I thought the billed amount when not metered was based loosely on the size of the property (rateable value in 1989) - so for comparison it's interesting to know. Maybe they think we all have waterbeds!

    zezlez

    No certainly no leak, I should know being an ex plumber and there was a … No certainly no leak, I should know being an ex plumber and there was a leak out on the road where I live back last year but it was traced to some bungalows nearby so the water mains have been recently checked.And you are right it is far too much but considred normal here in the South West.



    Easy way to test for a leak under your drive, is to turn the water off underneath your kitchen sink, then go outside and see if the water meter is still ticking round.

    Although the south west is the most expensive region for water, your bill should be £250-300 max.

    plumberman01

    ours is alomst £700 a year north west water 4bed detachedam having a … ours is alomst £700 a year north west water 4bed detachedam having a metre fitted next week and if it isnt less over 12months they will remove it for us. Worth a try?we will just go dirty lol

    michelleleemoo

    £448.18 3 beds (although why that matters fails me, no water used in the … £448.18 3 beds (although why that matters fails me, no water used in the bedrooms)




    ooh saucy, I'd have thought the downstairs loo and shower as well as bath would be more of a factor but whadda i know

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    zezlez

    No certainly no leak, I should know being an ex plumber and there was a … No certainly no leak, I should know being an ex plumber and there was a leak out on the road where I live back last year but it was traced to some bungalows nearby so the water mains have been recently checked.And you are right it is far too much but considred normal here in the South West.



    Have you checked the readings? Maybe you really are paying for someone elses? My brother lives in a flat in a block and one person got the bill for the whole block for about four years, before someone ELSE queried why they'd never had a bill with the water company!!!

    Mine is £50 per MONTH - 1 adult & a 3 year old!! 2 bed house, not metered

    RosieWoo

    Mine is £50 per MONTH - 1 adult & a 3 year old!! 2 bed house, not metered



    Get a water meter fitted, it'll be cheaper

    matt.green1

    Easy way to test for a leak under your drive, is to turn the water off … Easy way to test for a leak under your drive, is to turn the water off underneath your kitchen sink, then go outside and see if the water meter is still ticking round.Although the south west is the most expensive region for water, your bill should be £250-300 max.



    Thanks but have already done that.

    If any of you can be bothered go to The South West Water website and have a look for yourselves you can calculate what it would cost to switch to a meter and you can compare it what you are paying now.

    matt.green1

    Get a water meter fitted, it'll be cheaper



    Not sure if I can do that for a council house? I just moved here, elec and gas are prepayment too it's a killer!!

    Edited by: "RosieWoo" 21st Mar 2011

    RosieWoo

    Not sure if I can do that for a council house? I just moved here, elec … Not sure if I can do that for a council house? I just moved here, elec and gas are prepayment too it's a killer!!



    Phone your water company and ask, I would imagine it'll be fine to fit a water meter. £600 a year on water is far too much for just the two of you

    RosieWoo

    Not sure if I can do that for a council house? I just moved here, elec … Not sure if I can do that for a council house? I just moved here, elec and gas are prepayment too it's a killer!!



    i would try and get a monthly paid meter for your gas, electricty and water as i think you are paying excessive amounts, the standing charges are ridiculous in my opinion .... funny how these posts come up... i was just talking to my friend about this last night lol
    Edited by: "Rupz" 21st Mar 2011

    Banned

    mine is £333 a year for 1 bedroom flat in North East, 2 people. I always think its a but much for just two of us.

    I have considered a water meter but unsure on how much I would save(if anything)

    PS, think I will move to Scotland

    Rupz

    i would try and get a monthly paid meter for your gas, electricty and … i would try and get a monthly paid meter for your gas, electricty and water as i think you are paying excessive amounts, the standing charges are ridiculous in my opinion .... funny how these posts come up... i was just talking to my friend about this last night lol



    I know you were, I was there haha

    RosieWoo

    I know you were, I was there haha




    Sorry completely forgot lol.... like i said, i havent had enough sleep.

    FrootCake

    I totally agree. So should education and prescriptions. Snot fair.




    We do pay for our water,it is included with our council tax bill,so to say it is free is complete nonsense

    RosieWoo

    Mine is £50 per MONTH - 1 adult & a 3 year old!! 2 bed house, not metered




    im in northeast and i pay my water in with my rent ect is it not the same for u ?

    Mine came through at just shy of £400, luckily a week later my meter was installed so it should be half that. 3 bed semi
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