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11/02/2014 at 12:05
So having not had a house for a coupe of years....we have just jumped back on the band wagon of paying our utility bills.
Our water is split in to two...we pay one company to supply our water and another to take away waste water.
I think our direct debit for one is ok, supply water being £8...but our waste water is £46 a month. So over all that's nearly £60 a month on water.
Do you mind me asking what yours are roughly a month??
If we don't use what he have paid for obviously its credited...but to be honest every penny counts at the moment so could do with it in our bank account rather than theirs!!
11/02/2014 at 12:11
£48! There's only two of us!
11/02/2014 at 12:16
Ours is around £33 per month. That includes sewerage and drainage, as our water supplier take those, on behalf of another company.
11/02/2014 at 12:19
H says ours is so high because they do an average based on the whole street (then refund excess payments!). Is that right? I'm not sure if he's just saying that to get out of having to ring them to ask them why it's so high! Lol! Men!
11/02/2014 at 12:28
Our charges are "based On the rateable value (RV) that was set during or by 1990 by the valuation office of your local council. The council set a separate RV for each property based on how much rent might be charged if it was rented out. The valuation office will no longer handle appeals about RV. Your council tax band or business rates are not used in the calculation and any change to these will not affect the RV that is used to calculate your water bills. If you would like to be billed on how much water you actually use, you can apply for a free meter."
This is off my water suppliers site.
11/02/2014 at 12:36
We pay £44.66 according to our direct debit, am I right in thinking that with the water rates you just pay them 10 months out of 12? If not we don't seem to have paid any water rates since November.
we have a monthly dd with 1 company and it covers both parts. We are on a water metre so not sure if that makes a difference, but in a 3 bed semi (in S east) ours is £14 per month. - Can't believe how high yours are!
11/02/2014 at 13:02
We are in a 2 bed in Shropshire and were paying £33 per month DD but last summer we were using the hosepipe loads for the kids waterslide and pool so its now £55 a month!! Going to be a bit more careful this summer!
11/02/2014 at 13:04
I pay the same as you Munchkin, I think it totals around £450 for both per year - I would query your bill. I'm not on a meter though, are you?
11/02/2014 at 13:18
oh I'm scared to look at my bill now as it looks like they aren't charging us enough!! - We;ve been in this house 9 years and dd has gone up but only from £11. It defintely mentions the waste on my bill but I am going to have to check it now!!!
11/02/2014 at 13:42
I pay £18 a month for water and £15.87 a month for Sewerage in a three bedroom semi, we are on a meter
11/02/2014 at 14:23
Ours is £22.80 and £12 - call them and ask for an explanation!
11/02/2014 at 14:30
If you are on a meter then it should be worked out your individual usage, I pay monthly but then evey quarter the meter is read and our payments adjusted if need be, they have never changed by much though.
Munchkin - is this your first bill? it is based on water usage from before you moved in too i.e. the builders? if so it could be reduced greatly in the first quarter. I would ring them to discuss. We use a lot of water (think Teenager showering at least once a day for what seems like hours )
11/02/2014 at 15:43
£46.61 to Thames water per month for 10momyhs a year
11/02/2014 at 16:13
I discussed with them when I called there is currently no way around it. We are on a meter, so it will be readjusted in July if needs be. Our bill for four weeks was only £25 so I'm expecting it to be much less once our usage has leveled out. What a nause!
11/02/2014 at 17:16
I would refuse to pay it, and pay when the bill comes in - cheeky feckers!
12/02/2014 at 11:01
we are on a meter and its £24 a month for a 3 bed with 2 adults and 1 baby. it was £30 pm when there was 4 adult living there.
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