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ExitPursuedByABear Fri 31-Jul-15 14:42:22

Sorry to be nosy, but we have recently had our water meter 'upgraded' to a smart version, which means, apparently, that the water company can drive past the house, point a device and read our meter without coming in to the house.

But our water bill has shot up.

I am of the opinion that our old meter was not working properly and that we have been undercharged for years.

DH thinks DD has started having too many baths.

idiot

Artandco Fri 31-Jul-15 14:44:32

£30 a month

Catnap26 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:47:21

I have 4 friends all living witching a few hundred yards of each other and our monthly water charges vary from £20 to £60 hmm no idea why!

Catnap26 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:47:48

* within

Balanced12 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:50:19

Mines £50 a month 2 adults one 4yo.

GoooRooo Fri 31-Jul-15 14:51:43

£44 a month. 2 adults one 3yo.

mileend2bermondsey Fri 31-Jul-15 14:52:56

£25 a month. That's with 2 of us taking 2 showers per day each and me taking 2 baths a week.

Superexcited Fri 31-Jul-15 14:53:11

Roughly £300 every six months. We are on a water meter.

shovetheholly Fri 31-Jul-15 14:54:36

Bloody hell, I need to get onto a meter. Mine's £70 a month for two of us, and we're quite sparing with water!

MsVestibule Fri 31-Jul-15 14:56:15

£70 for two??? How big is your house, holly?

Totality22 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:56:20

My direct debit is for £73 quid a month. Not sure how many months if the year this is!!! Jeez that is a lot.

How much hassle is it to get a water meter out in?

Balanced12 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:56:21

Mileend that's fantastic, I'm jealous biscuit

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 31-Jul-15 14:57:05

About £75 a month. For a single parent with 2 kids...

MsVestibule Fri 31-Jul-15 14:57:37

Really easy to get a meter put in. Just phone your water company and they'll sort it out for you. You don't normally even need to be in when they do it.

TheRealAmyLee Fri 31-Jul-15 14:57:38

45 a month for 5 of us (3 dcs).
Min 2 showers a day. Min 3 baths a week.
Everyone drinks water/squash.
Min 1 washer load a day.
Min 1 run of dishwasher a day.

muminthecity Fri 31-Jul-15 14:58:03

£70 a month!! shock

Mine is about £8 a month and is paid to the landlord as part of my rent. No water metre here.

Artandco Fri 31-Jul-15 14:58:57

Oh our £30 isn't on a meter, just a standard direct debit.

TheRealAmyLee Fri 31-Jul-15 14:59:06

We are on a meter btw its been consistently between 40 and 50 for years now.

mrsdavidbowie Fri 31-Jul-15 15:01:07

Hmm.
At least three showers a day here, dishwasher.on at least once, washing machine on 1-2 times a day.
Pay £65 a month. No meter.

googoodolly Fri 31-Jul-15 15:02:16

Mine's about £20 a month, two adults and two cats who like to drink out of the taps!

EatDessertFirst Fri 31-Jul-15 15:03:09

On a meter. Two adults, two DC.
£40 per month.

thecatsarecrazy Fri 31-Jul-15 15:04:03

Mines £70 a month shock it was £80 but they reviewed it.

Mulligrubs Fri 31-Jul-15 15:04:25

Have a decent sized house (4 bed, 3 bathroom) but it's just DP, me and 1year old DS, it is £39 per month direct debit and that covers it. That's quite good as I usually use the washing machine once a day, the dishwasher once a day, plus each have a bath or shower each day.

Northumberlandlass Fri 31-Jul-15 15:04:51

No meter £33 a month Direct debit. Only DS and I in house now.

NannyFlower Fri 31-Jul-15 15:04:52

Two adults who shower once a day. Dishwasher and washing machine used every day too.

£20 a month on a meter.

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