Water bill pricing revealedWater bills review is mixed news for customers

25 February 2010

A man filling a glass from a tap

Only 17% of Which? members drink still bottled water at home

Homes in England and Wales could see anything from a £16 decrease to an £11 increase on their average water bill in the next year, according to figures released by regulator Ofwat.

Although average water bills are expected to remain steady over the next 12 months, the announcement - the first in a five-year price review from Ofwat - will come as mixed news for customers.

Changes in water bills will vary from customer to customer, depending on their individual circumstances. For example, customers of United Utilities Water are likely to see a price decrease of £16 on the average bill, while customers of Northumbrian Water may see an £11 price increase. 

Water meters

Water bill prices will also vary depending on whether or not you have a water meter. The financial benefits of installing a water meter depend on what you pay now, the number of people in your house and how much water you use. 

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