How bills for households without a meter are changing for 2016/2017

Customers without a water meter usually pay for their services through a charge that is based on the rateable value (RV) of their property.

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

Fixed charge RV charge  Bill for £100 RV property Bill for £300 RV property 2016/2017 average unmetered bill for £158 RV property Change in average unmetered bill

% change

% change

% change

% change

£

£

Water

1.4

3.1

2.4

2.8

227

6

Sewerage

n/a

3.0

3.0

3.0

242

7

Combined

1.4

3.0

2.7

2.9

469

13

The diagram below shows the average unmeasured bill of £469 (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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