Over the last 12 months, more than 7000 of our customers have switched to a water meter joining the 40% of customers in England and Wales who only pay for the water they use.
Customer-requested meters fitted this month:
Ofwat, the water regulator, says households with a meter use 10% less water on average than those without.
The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) provides a quick and easy online water meter calculator as a first step in understanding whether switching could help you cut your water bill.
Click here to try the water meter calculator
Find out how much your metered water bill could be with the Consumer Council for Water's calculator
Having a meter will make you more aware of how much water you use. You may be able to save money on your bill if you use less water and using water wisely can also help reduce your gas or electricity bills because heating water uses a lot of energy.
Water meters are an important way customers can help us manage our water resources so we actively encourage them to consider whether switching is right for them and in most cases, will fit the meter for free within 90 days.
As a very general ‘rule of thumb’ if there are more bedrooms in your home than occupants, it’s worth checking if you might benefit from switching to a water meter. Smaller families and single professionals who spend most of the day at the office often find they are better off on a water meter.
If you do switch and find your charges are higher, you have 2 years to change back to rateable value. We won’t base your bills on the meter anymore but it will remain in place on your property.