Its not just Londoners who face rising water bills as the UKs water supply is likely to worsen with a growing population and changes to the UK’s rainfall as a result of climate change.
Switching to a water meter saves the average family about £50 a year – and double that most for single people. If you’re not sure whether you’ll save, tap your details into the cost calculator at ccwater.org.uk. In general, if a property has more bedrooms than people living in it, a water meter works out cheaper.
Water use in the home could be cut by around a third, the ICE estimates, but as consumers pay just £1 a day for unlimited water use there is little incentive to value the resource.
Find out how a water metre could make a difference to your water bill and the planet: