How bills for households with meters are changing for 2015/2016

Metered bills are made up of a fixed standing charge and a volumetric charge. The volumetric charge depends on the amount of water that a customer uses.

Changes in charges 2015/2016 (including inflation of 1.98%)

 

Fixed charge

Volumetric charge

Bill for 60m3/year

Bill for 160m3/year

2015/2016 average metered bill for 85m3/year

Change in average metered bill

 

% change

% change

% change

% change

£

£

Water

-3.4

7.0

4.2

5.8

184

 9

Sewerage

0.2

-11.2

-4.9

-7.6

199

-12

Combined

-0.7

-1.1

-1.0

-1.1

382

-4 

The diagram below shows the average measured bill of £382.00 (2015/2016 prices) and how it is shared across the services we provide.

  

Every five years Ofwat, our regulator, set limits for how much each company can charge its customers. In 2014, Ofwat set price limits for 2015 to 2020.  

 

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