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 operational activites, for example: managing the infrastructure for supplying water and taking away and treating waste water, reading and maintaining your meter, account maintenance and managing enquiries.
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 metered bills:
|A family of 4 use 45 cubic metres of water in 90 days on a dual supply (water and sewerage including surface water drainage)|
Water charges from 1st April 2020:
|Volume charge||£1.9101||45 m3 x £1.9101 = £85.95|
|Fixed charge (for 90 days)||£9.42||£38.20 yearly charge ÷ 365 days x 90 days = £9.42|
|Sub total||£85.95 + £9.42 = £95.37|
Sewerage charges from 1st April 2020:
|Volume charge||£3.3364||45 m3 x £3.3364 x 95% = £142.63|
|Fixed charge (for 90 days)||£13.28||£53.85 yearly charge ÷ 365 days x 90 days = £13.28|
|Sub total||£142.63 + £13.28 = £155.91|
Water - £95.37
Sewerage - £155.91
- Government contribution - £12.50 credit
= £238.78 for a family of 4 using 45 cubic metres of water in 90 days on a dual supply.