Is your water bill higher than expected?
If you have a water meter and your recent bill is higher than normal, please don’t panic – there is likely to be a simple explanation.
By answering a few questions below, we should be able to identify the main cause.
Before we get started, here are three of the most popular reasons for bills being higher than expected:
Do you have a modern push button toilet cistern?
Modern push button toilets can waste an incredible amount of water if the cistern is faulty. Why not order a FREE ‘LeakyLoo’ strip to see if this is the reason - faulty cisterns are often the main culprit for bills increasing.
Have you been spending more time at home due to COVID-19?
During the pandemic, most of us have been spending more time at home and using more water. We have tips on saving money by saving water, and how to order FREE water saving gadgets to help reduce your water usage.
Was your previous water bill estimated?
Check to see if your previous water bill was estimated – if it was, then we may have underestimated your water usage which will make your current bill appear a lot higher.
Still not sure why your bill has gone up?
Then answer a few simple questions so we can help identify the likely cause. If we’ve asked you to get in touch about your bill please complete this checklist before calling us.
Please click 'yes' if any of the questions in each topic throughout the guide below applies to you.
- Have you recently moved into a new home with a water meter?