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Water: Meters

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of homes with water meters installed in each water supply area. (289274)

The table shows the percentage and number of households with a meter for each water company.

2008-09

Percentage of households metered

Total number of household properties metered

Water and sewerage companies

Anglian (including Hartlepool Water)

63

1,161,568

Dwr Cymru

29

352,582

Northumbrian Water (including Essex and Suffolk Water)

30

534,858

United Utilities

26

724,208

Severn Trent Water

31

969,331

South West Water

64

43,817

Southern Water

38

363,601

Thames Water

26

862,738

Wessex Water

44

220,734

Yorkshire Water

35

685,128

Water only companies

Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water

53

94,340

Bristol Water

31

139,033

Cambridge Water

61

70,137

Dee Valley Water

46

50,080

Folkestone Water

64

43,605

Portsmouth Water

12

34,163

South East Water (including Mid Kent Water)

40

310,774

South Staffordshire Water

22

109,862

Sutton and East Surrey Water

30

75,639

Tendring Hundred Water

69

46,447

Three Valleys Water

36

429,854

Source:

Ofwat