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 2022:
|Volume charge||£1.9219||45 m3 x £1.9219 = £86.49|
|Fixed charge (for 90 days)||£10.2255||£41.27 yearly charge ÷ 365 days x 90 days = £10.23|
|Sub total||£86.49 + £10.23 = £96.71|
Sewerage charges from 1st April 2022:
|Volume charge||£3.1317||95% x 45 m3 x £3.1317 = £133.88|
|Fixed charge (for 90 days)||£13.4778||£54.66 yearly charge ÷ 365 days x 90 days = £13.48|
|Sub total||£133.88 + £13.48 = £147.36|
Water - £96.71
Sewerage - £147.36
- Government contribution - (£50 yearly credit ÷ 365 days x 90 days) - £12.50 credit
= £231.57 for a family of 4 using 45 cubic metres of water in 90 days on a dual supply.