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Post by Til » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:56 pm
Hiya since you are on a meter you may want to consider the possibility that you have similar problems to this link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/200 ... bills.html

My friend here in the North West has been arguing this same issue also for a while now!

Not saying this is defo your problem but worth considering and sure if you google it you'll find similar cases all over?

Good luck sorting it [:)]
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Post by Til » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:00 pm
also this is another issue where charges are too much and worth double checkig perhaps as the notes below say people from Anglian Water have been charged in this way too??? Just another possibility?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/200 ... water.html
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Post by wickerwish » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:05 pm
We had a pointless meetting at work today about wasting water and electricity at work. They made a point of telling us that the monthly water bill is £32,500.
 
 

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Post by martgoingmad » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:14 pm
Hello all,
I'm with Southern water and unfortunately when we moved 5 years the water meter was already here and we couldn't have it removed. Missed out by 2 months.
Anyway our first bill was quite high compared to our old house, £56 per month but we now only pay approx. £30 per month. 2 boys, 1 bath, 1 shower and washing machine on all day!!!

So it worked out cheaper for us. If you live on your own or just 2 of you it usually is cheaper to go to a meter. But have it put inside so you can check it.

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Post by kallis3 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:17 pm
That's pretty good Martyn. They do work for some people, but it's not something I'll consider at the moment.
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Post by antm » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:03 am
Im with Severn Trent, 2 people in my flat, one toilet and shower we paid so far in the last 12 months £260 ish waiting for the next bill in november but they have promised a pay freeze this year due to overcharging the last few years. Hoping it stays in line!!
 
 

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Post by angelrainbow » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:41 am
I know on my rates bill it does say that Anglia Water will convert you back to rates if you end up paying more after a set time - I think it is anytime within the first 12 or 24 months of having it done - do you know how long you have had the meter?

Certainly needs looking into...we have a big home with bath, two showers, two toilets and the washing machine on daily and pay much less!
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:07 am
I'm with Yorkshire Water, 2 bedroom, 1 toilet, Bath, Shower etc. Live alone. Pay £370 a year fixed (No Meter) and at that still feel well ripped off!!
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Post by kallis3 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:23 am
Perhaps you would be better off with a meter Luke?
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:50 am
I've thought that but my landlord will not allow it as he thinks it will be more expensive for the next tenant if say they are 2 adults and 2 kids, which he is probably right. [:(]
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Post by karen » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:26 am
Thanks everyone..I phoned Anglian Water yesterday and the girl was quite helpful she asked me lots of questions (some quite personal) which she apologised for..like how many times do you all go to the toilet [:D][:D] and she has sent me a leaflet on how to do your own test to see where you are using water we will do this over the next few days and see what happens.
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Post by kallis3 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:31 am
Let us know what happens.
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:39 am
First off I'd put a water saving device in your toilet cistern's so they do not use so much water. I got a device free from Yorks Water years ago.

You can get one free for your supplier:

http://www.stwater-savewatersavemoney.c ... ve-a-flush
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Post by kallis3 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:47 am
There's something you can get for your shower as well. We had one but when we did the test it turned out we didn't need it. I'll have to have a hunt round and find the link.
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:07 am
Yeah there is Jan, in fact these guys have the shower thing too:

http://www.stwater-savewatersavemoney.co.uk/products/
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