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Wessex Water Authority

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has of the cost of water and sewage in the Wessex Water Board area for the 12 months prior to the formation of the Board; and what is the cost currently.

No expenditure figures for the former water undertakers and local sewerage authorities are available for the year 1973–74.The estimated cost to the Wessex Water Authority of water and sewerage services for the current year is:

Water supply£16·303 million
Sewerage and Sewage disposal£37·383 million

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage increase has been imposed by the Wessex Water Board in the current year.

Average increases in the major categories of charges levied by the Wessex Water Authority this year are as follows:

Domestic water rate21 per cent
Measured water supply24 per cent
Sewerage and environmental services8 per cent