Metered 2018/19

Each year our water charges are fixed in agreement with a formula set by Ofwat, the Water Services Regulation Authority.

As a water only company we supply drinking water. Once the water has been used in your home or business it becomes wastewater, and this is the responsibility of Anglian Water, together with all issues relating to the drainage of rain or surface water. So that you only receive one bill Cambridge Water bills and collects wastewater charges on behalf of Anglian Water.

Calculating your metered bill

If you have a meter you only pay for the water that you use. Your bill will be made up of standing charges, which are fixed charges for maintaining the water and wastewater supply to your property, and volume charges.

Your water volume charge is calculated by multiplying the number of cubic metres you have used by the price per cubic metre for water.

Metered household charges 2018/19

Size of meter

Water supply £ per cubic metre
(m3 )

Water standing charge (£/pa)

Garden meter standing charge (£/pa)

15

0.8557

39.99

10.15

20

0.8557

39.99

20.30

25

0.8557

39.99

30.30

30

0.8557

39.99

N/A

40

0.8557

39.99

N/A

50

0.8557

39.99

N/A

80

0.8557

136.05

N/A

100

0.8557

137.01

N/A


Wastewater charges

For a metered property, the charge is based on volume of water used and/or a charge for sewerage, which is usually calculated to be 90% of the water supplied, plus a fixed charge.

Wastewater (Anglian Water)

Fixed charge per year

Charge per cubic meter

Sewerage services (including surface water drainage)

£88.00**

£1.6952

Sewerage services (without surface water drainage)

£51.00**

£1.6952

** includes a fixed charge of £31.00 to cover highway drainage. 

For a full list of wastewater charges please visit Anglian Water

Surface Water Drainage

Wastewater companies make a charge for collecting the rainwater that runs from properties into the sewer. If the surface water from your property does not drain to the sewers, you may be entitled to pay a lower charge. For details you should contact Anglian Water 

Special tariffs

There are a number of tariffs for customers. Find out more information about our special tariffs

When to pay your bill

If you have a water meter, your bill will be issued every six months.

The bill should be paid within 14 days of receipt unless you pay by instalments or Direct Debit

Find out more information about ways to pay your bill.

Billing enquiries

If you are experiencing payment difficulties, please contact us on 01223 706050 as soon as possible. We will work with you to establish an affordable instalment plan.

Special tariffs are available for metered customers who do not use much water, receive certain income-related benefits and/or use a lot of water.

Find out more if you are having difficulties paying your bill