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nadger
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Water Rates

About 30 months ago we had a new cistern fitted and the " new fangled" ball valve wasn't adjusted properly and was catching the lid and staying slightly open.
I could see that some water was running into the bowl but, having just been diagnosed with cancer, sorting it wasn't a top priority.
When we got the next six monthly bill our water usage had more than doubled so I adjusted the ratchets that controlled the ball height etc and all was back to normal.
The following March Anglian Water upped DD to £34/month and I really couldn't be bothered arguing about it.
Just got latest bill and we are £162.84 in credit. Rather than do a refund they've decided that our DD should be £3/month for next 12 months.
Feel inclined to ring up and put on my poverty stricken pensioner act  Roll eyes
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Re: Water Rates

Hmm..... difficult one that.....
Leave things alone..... only pay £3 per month..... (poor pensioner)
get £162 refunded to bank.... pay £30 per month ( rich pensioner)....
Roll eyes
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Water Rates

We just got owre Water Bill it is £335.26 from Northumbrian Water, with monthly payments of £34
nadger
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Re: Water Rates

Our estimated bill over next 12 months is £228.72 so about £19/month.
geoffp0
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We had a water softener fitted last year because the water in Harwich is so hard, it was clogging up peoples gas boilers and I thought no way do I want to pay out a couple of thousand pounds for a boiler,
The softener backflushes every night and I thought that it would up my water bill but I only pay £32 per month so its not to bad Cheesy
Geoff
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Re: Water Rates

I think they are obliged to refund the overpayment if you ask for it.  Better off in your account than theirs Wink
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Re: Water Rates

Ohhhh  water ratEs...
I thought you meant these things!
nadger
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Just phoned Anglian Water and, once my 1st April  Smiley payment goes through they'll refund £162.84 to my bank account and take £18/month.
Wonder why they didn't seem surprised that I'd rather have my money in my bank account  Cool
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@nadger...good news
nadger
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Yep - get my money back and pay £16/month less than last year  Smiley
I suppose it does go to prove that one shouldn't ignore even what one thinks is a minor overflow into the toilet bowl.
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Not sure what other peoples water rates are but ours are £576 for the coming year and no we don't live in a Large Castle, we live in a small house with 3 even smaller bedrooms !
itsme
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@gleneagles Think most posters here are on water meters and not paying water rates.  So is the £576 rates or meter?
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No we are not on a meter. Tempted but recent press reports seem to indicate there has been some steep rises for people on meters in some parts of the country.
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If you talk to your water company they will give you an idea of what you could expect to pay on a meter.  Worth a phone call.
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Nadgers, that's a good result.  Think how much the water company makes in interest on over-payments, even at today's low rates.