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Ensuring customer satisfaction

As part of our on-going commitment to keep listening to how our household customers rate the service we offer we contact 300 customers each year. The majority of customers tell us that they are satisfied with the overall service we provide, but so far in 2018 we are just 1% behind our target. 

You can find out more below about how we plan to keep improving our service.

See how our customers rated us between April 2017 and March 2018:

See how our customers rated us between April 2018 and September 2018:

 





  Commitment
Target (%)
2015/6 annual score (%) 2016/17 annual score (%) 2017/18 annual score (%)

2018/19 annual score year to date (%)

Overall customer satisfaction* 98 97 99 97 97

Source: telephone interviews conducted by an independent agency, Accent Market Research
2018/9: 150 domestic customers, contacted April to September
2017/8: 300 
domestic customers, contacted March to April
2016/7: 303 domestic customers, contacted March to April
2015/6: 301 domestic customers, contacted March to April
*figures show % of customers who rated us: very satisfied/ satisfied / neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the overall level of service offered

Whilst we work hard to keep improving, some customers who have experienced a particular issue with their clean water service told us that we could have done better – particularly around the speed at which we respond to fix leaks in the public highway.

Measure

Average customer satisfaction
score (out of 5) -2018/9 score year to date

% of customers who are dissatisfied / very dissatisfied with the service provided - 2018/19 year to date

The reliability of your water supply

4.6

3.3%

Your tap water is safe to drink

4.6

3.4%

The colour and appearance of your tap water

4.5

3.3%

Your water pressure

4.3

8.7%

The taste and smell of your tap water

4.1

10.8%

The hardness/softness of your water

3.6

15.8%

How quickly leaks in the public highway are responded to

3.6

18.4%

Source: telephone interviews with 150 domestic customers, sample base varies by question, 125-150 Calls took place during April to September 2018
Question asked customers to rate their satisfaction with the service measures on a 1-5 scale: 1 very dissatisfied, 5 very satisfied

What’s happening next?

By always looking through all the feedback customers give us, be it by phone, e-mail, website, or via commissioned surveys it helps to identify opportunities to improve the services we offer. 


In addition to our regular customer service surveys we also spoke in detail with over 750 customers during February and March 2018 to find out how can improve our service – we mainly focused on how we can offer a better experience when a customer move home, reports a leak, wants a meter fitted or encounters a water supply issue.