How bills for households with meters are changing for 2016/2017

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

Changes in charges 2016/2017 (including inflation of 1.05%)

Fixed charge Volumetric charge Bill for 60m3/year Bill for 160m3/year 2016/2017 average metered bill for 85m3/year Change in average metered bill

 

% change

% change

% change

% change

£

£

Water

-8.5

0.7

-1.6

-0.3

182

-2

Sewerage

1.8

-2.1

0.1

-0.8

198

0

Combined

-0.9

-0.4

-0.6

-0.5

380

-2

The diagram below shows the average measured bill of £380 (2016/2017 prices) and how it is shared across the services we provide.

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

 

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