Our charges 2013/2014

Our charges scheme relates to the period running from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014.

Below is a summary of our tariffs that form part of our charges scheme for 2013/2014. Please note charges are shown exclusive of any VAT. Charges are annual unless stated otherwise.

Household charges

1. Unmeasured charges

Water Sewerage
Standing charge Charge per £RV Charge per £RV
£61.00 £0.959 £1.458

If premises are not connected to the public sewer system for surface water drainage, either directly or indirectly, the sewerage charge is £1.118 per £RV (rateable value).

If premises only receive a surface water drainage service, the charge is £0.680 per £RV (rateable value).

2. Measured charges

Water Sewerage
Standing charge Volumetric charge per m3 Standing charge Fixed charge (surface water & highway drainage) Volumetric charge per m3
£35.00 £1.587 £18.00 £75.00 £1.264

Assumes a 15mm meter has been fitted.

If premises only receive a water service the standing charge will be £52.00.

If premises are not connected to the public sewer system for surface water drainage, either directly or indirectly, the sewerage fixed charge is £36.00. Our surface water drainage section explains more.

3. Assessed charges - household where metering is impracticable

If you live in a household property and you have applied to have a meter fitted free of charge (including altered household premises) but a meter cannot be installed, an assessed charge is available, comprising of a fixed annual amount varying according to premises type except where only one person lives at the premises:

Type of premises Water Sewerage Total
Single person household £120.70 £161.26 £281.96

Detached (includes houses, link detached and detached bungalows)

£241.31 £257.32 £498.63

Semi-detached (includes houses and semi-detached bungalows)

£220.68 £240.89 £461.57

Other household premises (includes flats and terraced houses)

£169.90 £200.44 £370.34

If premises are not connected to the public sewer system for surface water drainage, either directly or indirectly, the sewerage charge for each type of premises will be reduced by £39.00.

4. WaterSure - vulnerable groups' tariff

If you are eligible for the this charge it is based on the average household charge.

Water Sewerage Total
Average household charge £193.00 £213.00 £406.00

If premises are not connected to the public sewer system for surface water drainage, either directly or indirectly, the sewerage charge for each type of premises will be reduced to £174.00.

  • Discount for direct debit payers – If you pay by direct debit an annual discount of £5.00 will be made to your account
  • Owners' allowance - An annual allowance of 3.5% is available to owners of premises who, by agreement with us, undertake to pay unmetered charges for one or more tenanted household properties. To qualify for the allowance, payment must be made as stated on your account
  • Other water companies charges - Charges will be different if you live near to the borders of our area and receive water supply or sewerage services from another company
  • Enquiries over basis of charge – If you are moving into a household property within our area you can obtain details of our charges for that property by telephoning 0845 746 1100
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