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Water/Sewerage Services

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average monthly cost to consumers was of (a) water services and (b) sewerage services to (i) metered and (ii) unmetered customers in each water supply area in 2006-07. (103247)

Ofwat is the economic regulator for the water and sewerage industry in England and Wales. In December 2004 it set price limits for the period 2005-10.

The following table sets out the forecast average monthly cost of water and sewerage services in 2006-07, for metered and unmetered customers. Each figure is based on the forecast annual average bill for the particular service. Individual bills can be more or less than the average. More information can be found in Ofwat's “Water and sewerage charges 2006-07” report.

£

Unmetered water

Metered water

Unmetered sewerage

Metered sewerage

Water and sewerage companies

Anglian

14

10

17

13

Dwr Cymru

13

9

18

11

Northumbrian

11

10

13

11

Northumbrian

10

9

13

11

Essex and Suffolk

14

11

Severn Trent

12

10

11

11

South West

17

12

30

18

Southern

10

9

18

14

Thames

14

12

9

8

United Utilities

12

11

14

13

Wessex

15

11

16

12

Yorkshire

12

10

13

11

Water only companies

Bournemouth and West Hampshire

12

10

Bristol

12

10

Cambridge

10

8

Cholderton

15

12

Dee Valley

11

8

Folkestone and Dover

15

13

Mid Kent

14

11

Portsmouth

7

7

South East

14

12

South Staffordshire

9

9

Sutton and East Surrey

13

10

Tendring Hundred

17

12

Three Valleys

13

11

Average monthly cost 2006-07