What does a litre or cubic metre of water cost?

1 litre of water costs less than 1p. If you have a water meter, we charge you for every cubic metre of water you use. 1 cubic metre equals 1,000 litres of water, and this costs around £3.

1,000 litres is equivalent to:

  • 3,300 cups of tea
  • 28 showers
  • 13 baths
  • flushing the toilet more than a hundred times

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Related Frequently Asked Questions

Will installing a water meter save me money?

The majority of our customers who switch to a meter make a saving on their water bills.

After the meter has been fitted can I change my mind?

Yes - you have up to 24 months from the date the meter is fitted to decide if you wish to go back to rateable value charges.

If I had a leak or burst after the water has gone through the meter, do I have to pay for that water?

If you are unlucky enough to discover a leak on either your internal or external pipework that sends your meter into overdrive, you are entitled to claim for the cost of the water lost during the time you had the leak.