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Prices for 2012/2013

Our average water bill will increase by just £6.50 over the course of the year to £127, meaning customers will still continue to benefit from the second lowest water charges in the country.

Managing director, Stephen Kay, said: “It is always regrettable when we have to increase prices at all but this year, despite the tough economic climate, the average bill will increase by just £6.50.

“This means our customers will continue to receive high quality water for less than 35p a day.  When you consider the average household uses around 400 litres of water each day for bathing, washing clothes, cleaning, drinking and garden watering – this represents exceptional value for money.”

Metered customers

Metered customers only pay for the water they use. This is made up of service 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.

The wastewater volume you discharge is usually calculated to be 90% of the water supplied.  There is a 10% allowance for activities like garden watering, which is appropriate for most household customer purposes.  If you can demonstrate less than 90% of your metered water supply is returned to the sewer you may be eligible for an abatement.

2012/2013

 

 

 

METERED

Service charge

Price per cubic metre

Cambridge Water Charges for

Water supply

£28.60

£0.858p

Anglian Water Charges for

Wastewater supply with surface water drainage.

£83.00

£1.5804

Wastewater supply without surface water drainage.

£46.00

£1.5804

Unmetered customers

Unmetered customers pay a fixed amount regardless of how much water they use.

This is made up of service charges, which are fixed charges for maintaining the water and wastewater supply to your property; and rateable value charges. Your water and wastewater rateable value charges are calculated by multiplying the rateable value of your property, eg £275, by the charge which has been set for each £ of rateable value. Rateable values were last assessed in 1973 and cannot now be changed.

 

2012/2013

 

 

 

UNMETERED

Service charge

Price per £ of rateable value

Cambridge Water Charges for

Water supply

£27.80

0.549p

Anglian Water Charges for

Wastewater supply with surface water drainage.

£217.01

0.3437p

Wastewater supply without surface water drainage

£180.01

0.3437p

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