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Assessed charges

If we are unable to install a water meter at your property, you may be able to choose an assessed charge for your water and sewerage services.

If, after we perform an initial meter installation survey, it shows that a meter can’t be fitted either internally or externally at reasonable cost, you may consider paying an assessed charge.

If your charges are assessed, you will be billed annually. You may use one of our flexible payment options to spread the cost.

Important: This tariff is only available to customers with restricted circumstances. It is not available as an alternative to metering if we decide it would be reasonable and practical to install a meter.

Assessed charges 2015/16

Property type Assessed charge for water per year Assessed charge for sewerage per year Surface water drainage per year
Terrace / Flat £134.03  £105.69 £33.36
Semi - Detached £187.29 £112.94 £56.06
Detached £237.11 £134.64 £78.54
Single Person* £100.87 £56.96 Applicable property type charge.  

* Proof of single occupancy will be required i.e. council tax bill.

We can't offer you assessed charges if

  • A meter can be fitted at reasonable cost
  • You refuse to pay any additional costs for the installation of a meter in an alternative location
  • You refuse to carry out any work needed for the meter to be installed