Confusion Over Water Bills in UK

On November 18, 2014, in Commentary, Government, by Erik

Hannah Maundrell of the South Wales Evening Post has written a piece about water suppliers in the UK. In it, she bemoans the lack of choice, pointing out that the only choice given to residents is whether or not they’re on a water meter. Some households don’t even get that choice, and of households that have a meter, a third of them wish they didn’t.

Consumers aren’t getting any help in figuring out whether switching to a water meter is right for them, and those that do switch are getting no help or hints about keeping their costs down. If you want to take control of your water bill, there are some steps you can take. First, find out whether your bill is rateable or on a water meter. If you’re on a rateable bill, find out whether you can save money by switching to a meter – generally speaking if there are more bedrooms in your house than people it’ll be worth the switch. If you’re on a metered supply, locate your meter and check it every six months or so to ensure your bills are accurate. There are ways to save money on water, you just have to know where to look.

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