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Water Charges: East of England

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average percentage change in domestic water bills has been in each local authority area in the East of England since May 1997. (295949)

The following table sets out the average water bill and the percentage change for each year since 1 April 1997 for all the water companies that provide a service in the East of England. Ofwat does not hold information of the average water bill broken down by local authority area.

Average water only bill (£)

Percentage change on previous year (2009-10 prices)

Anglian Water

1997-98

175.21

-4.3

1998-99

167.94

-4.2

1999-2000

159.45

-5.1

2000-01

140.15

-12.1

2001-02

140.73

0.4

2002-03

136.64

-2.9

2003-04

139.51

2.1

2004-05

140.09

0.4

2005-06

154.55

10.3

2006-07

162.13

4.9

2007-08

170.27

5.0

2008-09

171.60

0.8

2009-10

173.85

1.4

Essex and Suffolk Water

1997-98

163.67

0.9

1998-99

137.95

-15.7

1999-2000

157.27

14.0

2000-01

138.19

-12.1

2001-02

138.05

-0.1

2002-03

138.19

0.1

2003-04

138.48

0.2

2004-05

152.11

9.8

2005-06

160.58

5.6

2006-07

164.49

2.4

2007-08

169.66

3.1

2008-09

169.30

-0.2

2009-10

168.17

-0.7

Cambridge Water

1997-98

145.12

-2.1

1998-99

138.23

-4.7

1999-2000

124.29

-10.1

2000-01

115.89

-6.8

2001-02

116.19

0.3

2002-03

112.79

-2.9

2003-04

110.03

-2.5

2004-05

108.54

-1.4

2005-06

120.67

11.2

2006-07

119.57

-0.9

2007-08

122.57

2.5

2008-09

116.03

-5.3

2009-10

115.96

-0.1

Tendring Hundred

1997-98

201.50

-4.2

1998-99

198.11

-1.7

1999-2000

191.83

-3.2

2000-01

169.98

-11.4

2001-02

174.11

2.4

2002-03

178.44

2.5

2003-04

185.71

4.1

2004-05

189.43

2.0

2005-06

189.83

0.2

2006-07

182.51

-3.9

2007-08

171.59

-6.0

2008-09

178.42

4.0

2009-10

175.92

-1.4

Three Valleys (including North Surrey Water)

1997-98

156.31

1.9

1998-99

157.91

1.0

1999-2000

160.90

1.9

2000-01

136.37

-15.2

2001-02

136.83

0.3

2002-03

137.92

0.8

2003-04

138.18

0.2

2004-05

141.13

2.1

2005-06

158.33

12.2

2006-07

156.92

-0.9

2007-08

159.52

1.7

2008-09

165.63

3.8

2009-10

165.84

0.1

Notes:

1. Figures for 2008-09 are provisional.

2. Figures for 2009-10 are forecast.

3. Numbers may not add up due to rounding.