Been working on our household budget and had to call the water people again to check that they were charging me the right amount. We moved here (small 3 bed semi-detached) in August and our monthly bill is £65, which is a lot every month. That’s for water in and sewage out. When I called them back in August, I asked them about getting a meter and they said they would estimate it at £75 for a family of our size, two adults and two children.
We have been spoilt the last three years living in the sticks with water from wells/bore holes etc and only charges for clearing our cesspits. So I’m asking friends on twitter, facebook etc for their water charges to compare to South West Water. Be interesting to see what everyone else is being charged. Here’s the results – will add more as they come in or add your own comment below.
Lisa who lives in the next street to us and has three children says “Get a meter we only pay £45, and haven’t cut down usage at all”
Catherine who is @QcattQ on twitter is in Horsham, West Sussex and tweeted “that’s loads! We pay £25/month and I think that’s a lot.”
Lynne @plymouth blog says “I pay £81 per month to South West Water!!!!”
Simon @simondevon75 in Devon says “personally on a monthly dd installment of about £25 a month. on a meter too.”
@tanwenhaf on twitter says “£25 a month with Welsh Water. Was on a meter briefly with 2 of us in a flat and it still came to £25 a month.”