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Why is my water white or cloudy?

It’s caused by air becoming trapped in the pipes, usually when repair work has been carried out. This is known as aerated water and it’s safe to continue drinking. A glass of aerated water will clear from the bottom upwards in about 30 seconds. Aerated water will normally clear quickly by running the cold kitchen tap for a short time. It’s quite common for water from hot taps to be white or cloudy...

How do I change or remove a name on my bill?

We can call you back to discuss changes because;  You’ve got married You've legally changed your name You are adding or removing a person to your bill account You are advising us of a correction to a billing address. Please complete the details in our Arrange a free call back section on this page.

Why do I need permission to build over or close to a public sewer?

We need to approve your proposal of works (even if you have already had planning permission granted) as your building could cause damage or prevent access to the sewer. Some conservatories and minor works don’t always need planning and/or building regulation approval, but if you plan to build over or close to a public sewer please contact us for advice. You'll find more information here.

My bill is in credit, can I get a refund?

If your latest bill is in credit and the bill is based on a reading  rather than an estimated read (if you are on a meter), you can complete the details in our Arrange a free call back section on this page so that we can discuss the refund with you. If you’ve moved or closed your account, your final bill will show any credit balance. If you’ve confirmed your forwarding address, we'll try to refund...


Can I change my payment plan?

The easiest way to change your payment plan is to talk to us so that we can advise you of the range of options available and make sure you're on the most suitable payment plan. We can arrange a call back to do this. Please complete the details in our Arrange a free call back section on this page. There's more advice here if you find that you are struggling to pay your bill.

Can I view a copy of my bill?

Yes, you can view your bill online at MyAccount. If you need a paper copy, we’ll call you back to arrange to send this within the next week. Please complete the details in our Arrange a free call back section on the right.

Why has my payment plan increased?

The main reasons why your payment plan has increased are: You might have higher consumption over the last 12 months There’s an outstanding amount on your bill You may have previously been in credit which has now decreased There may have been a delay in the date of your bill and start of your payment plan If this hasn’t explained the increase, we can call you back to discuss it in more...

How is my metered bill calculated?

Your bill is made up of a fixed charge and a variable charge. Fixed charge - This covers our costs for supplying water and taking away and treating used water. Volume charge - This is based on the amount of water you use in cubic metres. 5% allowance is given for the water that doesn’t go back into our sewers for drinking, cooking and gardening. Here is an example breakdown of how we calculate...

Bills FAQs