Can I go back to unmetered charges if I’ve switched to a meter?
If you don’t think that switching to a meter was of any benefit, you have 2 years from when the meter was installed to go back to unmetered charges. For more information on this and exceptions, please see our Code of Practice on Charges, Bills and Water Meters. If you want to go back to unmetered charges, please take a...
Can I have an external use sub-meter for my garden?
You may benefit from having an external use or sub meter if you use a large amount of water externally, for example: A very large garden that you water by hosepipe or sprinkler for more than 15 minutes each day A garden pond larger than 1 cubic metre or 220 gallons in capacity that you regularly fill or top up A...
How do I decide whether to have a water meter?
You can use our calculator to estimate what your bill would be if you switched to a water meter and then compare this against your annual unmetered bill. On average you could save up to £400 a year. If you decide you’d like to apply, take a look at our quick guide to getting a water meter and complete our online meter...
If I sell my house after installing a meter, will the new occupier have to pay metered charges?
Yes any new occupier will pay metered charges, even if you’ve reverted to unmetered charges within 24 months of having the meter installed.
How long will it take to install a meter?
We’ll install the meter within 3 months of receiving your meter application. If there is a delay on the installation, we’ll use readings taken after the meter is installed to back-date charges to the date it should have been installed. Sometimes it’s possible to fit the meter at the time of the survey, which will only...
What is the process for installing a meter?
1. ApplyApply online or call our automated number on 0800 083 4301.2. Survey appointmentWe’ll contact you (usually within 10 working days) to arrange an appointment for a survey at your home.3. Site surveyOur partners Kier will out carry out a 30 minute survey to confirm if it’s possible to have a meter, the planned...