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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.


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

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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