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Water Supply: Charges

Volume 709: debated on Wednesday 1 April 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 17 March (House of Lords, Official Report, col. 114), when they expect to announce a separate arrangement for churches, charities and amateur sports clubs in relation to surface water drainage charges. [HL2339]

United Utilities has announced that it will set its surface water drainage charges for 2009-10 at 2007-08 levels for faith buildings, community amateur sports clubs (or clubs with similar attributes) and properties owned by Scouts and Guides associations. It has recently written to these customers to inform them of this. Further details can be found at www.unitedutilities.com/sitearea.htm or by calling United Utilities on 0800 074 0171. United Utilities is working with Ofwat to develop a long term solution for 2010-11 and beyond.