water bill just arrived!!!!!

has anyone else had their water bill today - i have £423!!!!! i am frothing at the mouth - most probably due to all the flouride and other s@/! they add

did you know most water companies run a trust fund - so if your kiddies school /care home or any fund raising people - you can apply for a grant - please do - get back some of the profits shareholders rip us off for

i know i have to pay for getting water but this is ridiculous!!

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ours was around 70 i think. sounds like uve left ya tap on or something also make sure u aint got any leaks lol harsh that got to be wrong tho

Original Poster

no - we are not on meter - and yours was only 70!!!

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£423!!!

thats ridiculous. We pay £18 per month for a band E detached. Then again we have a water meter which halved the previous amount we paid. 1-3 people in a house would save a fortune with a water meter in most cases.

Mine was three hundred and something, I was quite shocked too, that's with the discount due to them misreporting. I don't have a meter so it's just a standard charge.

Which water company are you with? Thats a large bill !

Is that a quarterly payment?

That reall y is ridiculous. Drinking beer would be cheaper..!

Our last bill was almost £600!!! And they told us it would be more expensive with a meter!!!

£229.

holly100;1711580

no - we are not on meter - and yours was only 70!!!




is that for the year? ours is about the same

Original Poster

it was about 330 last year - massive hike - yes its for the year -
we are with anglian water - bloody hard water - i have to descale kettle once a month!!

hawkio;1711571

ours was around 70 i think. sounds like uve left ya tap on or something … ours was around 70 i think. sounds like uve left ya tap on or something also make sure u aint got any leaks lol harsh that got to be wrong tho



£70 for a year???

Yep - £114 for last six months. On a water meter with Wessex Water and we have an automatic washing machine plus dishwasher that are on 3 to 4 times a week each and do a lot of proper cooking (which uses water for preparation, steaming, etc.) rather than ready meals. Showers rather than baths, hippos in the toilet cisterns and rainwater for keeping the garden and garden ponds alive.

If the price you quote is for a year then that is what I would expect in a high rateable area - if it's only six months worth then it's very high. It's worth considering a water meter as they can drop your bills a lot. It does also make you much more conscious of the water you use/waste. When we started on a water meter we were using almost 40 cu. metres per six months. Now we've got that down to 31 cu. metres - we don't go short of water but use rainwater for the garden, washing cars etc. It was easy to get cheap water butts via the local council/Wessex Water when they were doing special promotions. With the standard UK weather the water butts are never empty!

When we had the water meter installed it was Wessex Water that paid for it even though we asked for it. I think you can still get the same deal as they want people to move to meters. We also got a clause written into the deal that if it didn't save money then we could revert to normal payment after six months plus the same deal for any new owner if we ever sell. As I say those clauses were written in so they can't wriggle out of them. Obviously we didn't revert after six months as it is saving us so much money.

If you've got kids then the savings might not happen without some serious re-education. It's worth asking your water company though. Best of luck!

Original Poster

politically correct family me the mummy him the daddy & 2.2 kids - .2 counts for animals!! - 3 - 4 showers daily - plus bath and a 14 yr old with ocd !!!! lol - i would be noooo good on a meter

South West Water is one of if not the most expensive.

We pay for the coastline cleanup of beaches so all the grockles can enjoy themselves, lol.

Ours is just under £400 for a 2 up 2 down terraced house.

Outrageous !! Legalised robbery !!

£810 here in the south west, you people don't know how well off you are ! ! !

Dearest in the country probably the world.

Well someone has to pay for all the visitors in the summer.

Original Poster

On a water meter with Wessex Water and we have an automatic washing machine plus dishwasher that are on 3 to 4 times a week each and do a lot of proper cooking (which uses water for preparation, steaming, etc.) rather than ready meals. Showers rather than baths, hippos in the toilet cisterns and rainwater for keeping the garden and garden ponds alive.

pugwash - that is practically the same as i do - we have been using water butts for garden for years - my dishwasher - washing machine are on eco

i might look into the deal on water meter - if they will give me 6 months trial - nice idea!!

south west - £900+
Enjoy our beaches everyone.

Is this drainage or supply costs?

Original Poster

810!!!!!!! - i hope its good water for that price - we are an island!! surrounded by the stuff - any share holders of said companys' on- raspberry to you!!

I pay £35 quid per month for water.
Ive ought to ring them to see if this is covering our use as washing machine is on twice a day!

Im dreading now incase im not paying enough!

All you South west people paying £800 plus are stupid (and I mean that in a nice way :-D). I`m in plymouth with a 3 bed house , wife and two kids. Washing machine going no stop. Two cars to wash. Shower and bath and a kid that likes to wash his hands 10 times a day, and tropical fish that need water changing.

We only pay just over £250 a year on a meter.

Best thing I ever did. The rates were nearly £500 when I changed 4 years ago.

chesso;1711691

south west - £900+Enjoy our beaches everyone.



See that's what happens when you become the Queen of Cornwall. G'morning your Highness

AGENTBLUE7;1711748

All you South west people paying £800 plus are stupid (and I mean that in … All you South west people paying £800 plus are stupid (and I mean that in a nice way :-D). I`m in plymouth with a 3 bed house , wife and two kids. Washing machine going no stop. Two cars to wash. Shower and bath and a kid that likes to wash his hands 10 times a day, and tropical fish that need water changing. We only pay just over £250 a year on a meter. Best thing I ever did. The rates were nearly £500 when I changed 4 years ago.



Honest agentblue ?? (no disrespect intended)

I'll need to seriously consider a meter then !

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£ 300 bill here (no meter), and if you go on a water meter here there is no going back, its forever

hottoshop;1711677

South West Water is one of if not the most expensive.We pay for the … South West Water is one of if not the most expensive.We pay for the coastline cleanup of beaches so all the grockles can enjoy themselves, lol.Ours is just under £400 for a 2 up 2 down terraced house.Outrageous !! Legalised robbery !!


Yup,up 'ere on the north west coast we too have to pay for the beach clean up!

Glad you call 'em grockles as well!!:-D

£365 for a terraced house....it's madness!

And don't get me started on the privatising of utilities!!!!!:viking:

sassie;1711763

£ 300 bill here (no meter), and if you go on a water meter here there is … £ 300 bill here (no meter), and if you go on a water meter here there is no going back, its forever



Morning sassie, hope you are happy and healthy and yes you're right and that's what worries me :w00t:

muckypup;1711781

Yup,up 'ere on the north west coast we too have to pay for the beach … Yup,up 'ere on the north west coast we too have to pay for the beach clean up!Glad you call 'em grockles as well!!:-D£365 for a terraced house....it's madness!And don't get me started on the privatising of utilities!!!!!:viking:



What do you think about privatisation in general then Mucky ?? :w00t:

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hottoshop;1711784

Morning sassie, hope you are happy and healthy and yes you're right and … Morning sassie, hope you are happy and healthy and yes you're right and that's what worries me :w00t:



yeah im good ta, you?

I have heard it is cheaper to go to a meter round here, but to scarred to go for it, as once its in thats it, and what if its more, struggle to pay for it now, not sure its worth the risk:oops:

Yeah not so bad today thanks.
I think there's an online calculator somewhere, Martin Lewis was rabbitting on about it on telly last night I think.

I'll see if I can find it

Alfonse;1711699

Is this drainage or supply costs?



The £114 I quoted is for supply and sewerage for six months - breakdown as follows :-

Supply
31 cu metres @ 148.25p per cm = £45.95
Standing charge - 189 days @ annual rate of £17 = £8.77

Sewerage
31 cu metres @ 141.01p per cm (less 5% for water not returned to sewer) = £41.53
Standing charge - 189 days @ annual rate of £36.00 = £18.59

Totals up to £114.84

I'm sure that more than 5% doesn't go back into the sewer but no way of proving it. Interesting to note that the standing charge for sewerage is more than twice that of supply.

For those not sure of how big a cu metre is - just imagine a block of water 1 metre high x 1 metre wide x 1 metre deep and you've got it. A cu metre contains 1000 litres.

Original Poster

i've been on phone to anglain water regards meter - i am having 12 month trial - 1 bill after 6 months etc and i can decide whether to stay .. the most i can lose out on is the difference of cost of water i actually use as to a standard bill

it will take 25 days for a survey - then another 25 days to get fitted ( they have to wait for tide to come in)lol

might as well see if i can save money!!

i would not have given a thought to a water meter - thanks guys!!

Pugwash;1711828

The £114 I quoted is for supply and sewerage for six months - breakdown … The £114 I quoted is for supply and sewerage for six months - breakdown as follows :-Supply31 cu metres @ 148.25p per cm = £45.95Standing charge - 189 days @ annual rate of £17 = £8.77Sewerage31 cu metres @ 141.01p per cm (less 5% for water not returned to sewer) = £41.53Standing charge - 189 days @ annual rate of £36.00 = £18.59Totals up to £114.84I'm sure that more than 5% doesn't go back into the sewer but no way of proving it. Interesting to note that the standing charge for sewerage is more than twice that of supply.



Reason I ask is I'm billed separately by two differnet companies, services which is drainage and sewerage, etc and then supply and treatment costs.

holly100;1711834

i've been on phone to anglain water regards meter - i am having 12 month … i've been on phone to anglain water regards meter - i am having 12 month trial - 1 bill after 6 months etc and i can decide whether to stay .. the most i can lose out on is the difference of cost of water i actually use as to a standard billit will take 25 days for a survey - then another 25 days to get fitted ( they have to wait for tide to come in)lolmight as well see if i can save money!!i would not have given a thought to a water meter - thanks guys!!



Well done (hope that doesn't sound patronising) and I hope you can save some money but by the sounds of it, it may be a close run thing. Mind you youngsters are, allegedly, more environmentally conscious than us oldies (myself) so perhaps they will be open to the re-education. It might also be worth asking your water company what their charges are using my example above as a reference. Different areas have different charges and I'm not sure where Anglian fit in. I'm just glad I'm not with the neighbouring company, South West Water, who do charge a lot.

I heard the other day that consideration is being given to deregulating the water companies just like gas and electric so that we can choose which company to use. Why do I feel impending disaster on that one?

Online calculator : unitedutilities.com/wat…spx

Just told me I would have to pay another £194 yearly !!! WTF !!!!

hottoshop;1711876

Online calculator : … Online calculator : http://www.unitedutilities.com/watercalculator/WaterCalcStep1.aspxJust told me I would have to pay another £194 yearly !!! WTF !!!!


I've just done the same,Tony......another £181 for me!(I'm with UU also)

There are not enough appropriate smilies to express my feelings on this!:whistling:

hottoshop;1711876

Online calculator : … Online calculator : http://www.unitedutilities.com/watercalculator/WaterCalcStep1.aspxJust told me I would have to pay another £194 yearly !!! WTF !!!!



Tony, might be worth you asking if you can have a six month/twelve month trial like I did and which holly100 has achieved. Never trust an online calculator!

Where's the regal waving hand smiley??
Queen/stupid which??
Yes, when we got this latest shocker of a bill we looked at the meter 'calculator site' and got anywhere between half the cost and the same. Trouble is that metering is subsided by non-metered customers, so ours rises more. Seems that SWWater give the option of going back to non-metered after a year, so we'll probably do that.
Cost I quoted is for supply and sewerage - what I call water rates.

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hottoshop;1711876

Online calculator : … Online calculator : http://www.unitedutilities.com/watercalculator/WaterCalcStep1.aspxJust told me I would have to pay another £194 yearly !!! WTF !!!!



yep an extra £200 per year for me too:w00t:

muckypup;1711896

I've just done the same,Tony......another £181 for me!(I'm with UU … I've just done the same,Tony......another £181 for me!(I'm with UU also)There are not enough appropriate smilies to express my feelings on this!:whistling:



Pugwash;1711900

Tony, might be worth you asking if you can have a six month/twelve month … Tony, might be worth you asking if you can have a six month/twelve month trial like I did and which holly100 has achieved. Never trust an online calculator!



chesso;1711901

Where's the regal waving hand smiley??Queen/stupid which??Yes, when we … Where's the regal waving hand smiley??Queen/stupid which??Yes, when we got this latest shocker of a bill we looked at the meter 'calculator site' and got anywhere between half the cost and the same. Trouble is that metering is subsided by non-metered customers, so ours rises more. Seems that SWWater give the option of going back to non-metered after a year, so we'll probably do that.Cost I quoted is for supply and sewerage - what I call water rates.



sassie;1711906

yep an extra £200 per year for me too:w00t:



I feel a Revolution coming on ! Sassie and Mucky will you lead from the front, me and Chesso will take the rear and Pugwash can take the watery route.

Right all meet in Downing St. 2pm prompt, water cannons at the ready :viking:

[QUOTE= Trouble is that metering is subsided by non-metered customers, so ours rises more. QUOTE]

Not sure I can agree with you on that. Being on a meter makes you think more about your water useage and so you naturally use a lot less without going short. Non-metered rates are set high so that they cover all sorts of eventualities as the users are less conscious of how much they are using. No names no pack drill but I do know people (friends and family included) who are not on meters and don't give a hoot as to how much water they are using - they say so quite loudly. They also complain quite loudly when the water bills come in too and ask me how come mine is so reasonable.
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