Can I get a discount on water that doesn’t drain to the sewer?

Can I get a discount on water that doesn’t drain to the sewer?

Faq search

Can I get a discount on water that doesn’t drain to the sewer?

We already give a 5% discount if you are on a meter, for water you use which doesn't return to our sewers, for example garden watering, car or window washing.

If you use a large amount of water outside of your home, you may want to consider paying to have an external sub meter.

Surface water is rainwater that drains from any part of your property (the roof or driveway for example) in to our sewers. Most propeties have connections to our sewers for the dispoal of surface water, but some have other arrangements such as Soakaways.

If you believe that your surface water doesn't enter our sewers, complete our form to apply for a reduction. An example of the reduction to your, if you are entitled to a discount is shown below:

(Please note the calculations do not include water charges)

If you are on a meter
From 1st April 2019 the amount of reduction would be based on a lower sewerage volume charge calculation, depending on your usage for example:

10 m3 x £3.5832 sewerage volume charge with surface water drainage (less 5% discount) = £34.04
10 m3 x £3.1549 sewerage volume charge without surface water drainage (less 5% discount) = £29.97

There would also be an additional reduction of £19.68 on your annual sewerage fixed charge.

If you are not on a meter
From 1st April 2019 the amount of reduction would be based on lower sewerage variable charge calculation, depending on the Rateable Value of your property for example:

RV250 x £3.6637 sewerage variable charge with surface water drainage = £915.93
RV250 x £3.2781 sewerage variable charge without surface water drainage = £819.53

There would also be an additional reduction of £19.70 on your annual sewerage fixed charge.

There are more details here on how your metered or unmetered bills are calculated.

Did you find this useful?