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Why has my metered bill increased, but I’m not using any more water?
Your bills are based on your water usage, so the reason for your bill increasing may be due to: More water being used than expected – guests staying, watering the garden, decorating Payment plan changes Previous bills were estimated meter reads that were under-estimated A possible water leak on your underground supply pipe Faulty plumbing , dripping taps or overflow New appliances that use more...
Can I pay regularly by instalments?
Yes, if you’d find it easier to manage your bill my paying more regularly, we have payment plans available: If you don’t have a meter:Annual bills with payment due on 1 April each year for the year ahead. Payment plan Details Half yearly 2 Instalments allowing you to pay half on 1 April and half on 1 October by Direct Debit Monthly 10 Direct Debit instalments from...
How is my bill calculated?
Your bill is made up of a variable charge and a fixed charge. Fixed charge This covers our costs for supplying water and taking away and treating used water. You’ll find our latest charges document here. Variable charge If you are on a meterThe variable charge is based on the amount of water you use in cubic metres. The sewerage charge has a 5% allowance for the water that doesn’t go back into our...
How do I read my meter?
Your meter will look similar to the meters in the pictures below; How to read your meter If you have an outside meter, lift the chamber lid using a screwdriver or similar tool. You may need to use a tool to scoop out any soil or rain water that has built up inside the chamber. Make sure that the unique serial number on the meter matches with your bill. On the meter face, read the black or...
How do I arrange for my water to be tested?
If you have a private water supply or are a business you can supply a sample to us for testing at our laboratory by completing our online form. If you have a concern about your water supply, please contact our Services Helpline on 0344 346 2020
What kind of laboratory tests and services do you carry out?
Our laboratory carries out a wide range of chemical and microbiological tests. We analyse environmental and recreational samples to support business’ meet their regulatory and public health requirements. If you’d like to make an analytical enquiry you can use our online form
When will I have the results of my sample?
After you’ve given us a sample, following quote and agreed analysis, we aim to provide you with an analytical sample report within 10 working days.
How should I deliver my sample to your laboratory?
You should bring your sample in a cool box or temperature controlled environment of 2-8 degree’s. We offer a courier driver to deliver samples between the designated collection points listed below across Devon and Cornwall to our Exeter Laboratory. Barnstaple (Roundswell) Depot Bodmin Depot Crownhill Depot Launceston (Stenlakes) Depot Tolgus Depot
What public health and environment services do you provide?
Our Laboratory analyses environmental and recreational samples to support businesses in meeting regulatory and public health requirements.
Do you carry out Legionella testing?
Yes, our laboratory is accredited for the analysis of Legionella in hot and cold water systems, swimming pools, spa pools and hot tubs. If you’d like to make an analytical enquiry you can use our online form.
What is the stability (preservation) time of a chemical or micro-organism within a sample?
The chemical and biological matter found in samples may degrade over time and therefore each chemical or micro-organism is allocated a time in which they should be analysed. This ensures that the result reported is representative of the sample when it was taken. Details of stability times allocated to chemicals and micro-organisms.
Can you test our trade effluent?
Yes. Our laboratory offers an independent analytical service for trade effluents. If you’d like to make an analytical enquiry you can use our online form
What does a CON29DW drainage and water search contain?
The Conveyancing 29 Drainage and Water (Con29DW) is designed to identify any liability that you may incur as an owner and uncover problems that may impact on the property value and lead to expensive maintenance bills. The search contains: An analysis of the risk of receiving low water pressure together with the possible remedial measures An assessment of the water quality Charging basis for the...