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Water useage comparison

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by cyber69, May 17, 2019.

  1. cyber69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2009

    Posts: 1,679

    Location: Loogabarooga

    Just had a new bill from Severn Trent and my DD has increased again to £37. We are in a average 3 bed home and take showers and use washing machine most days once a day so standard useage. How does this compare with you all?

    Here's my useage for the past 4 years and I can see it goes down considerably between Nov16 and May18 and then shoots straight back up to where it was before Nov16. The only thing I can think of is the wife bought one of these blow up hot tubs last year and we filled it twice. That still doesn't explain the useage drop that started in Nov16 though.

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  2. robj20

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,570

    Location: Manchester

    I pay £54 a month for unlimited water.
     
  3. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,236

    Location: Gloucestershire

    So glad I don't have a meter. I'm with Severn Trent, in a 4 bed, and pay (I think) about £27 a month - for 8 months a year.
     
  4. cyber69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2009

    Posts: 1,679

    Location: Loogabarooga

    Only thing I can think of is we changed the washing machine in May15 to an A++ one which would use a lot less water. I cannot think of anything that can account for the useage drop unless the water meter was running slow? When the payment went down to £8.71 a month I was thinking there must be something wrong.
     
  5. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,581

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    Whole year for me, Nov 17 thru Nov 18, almost identical volume usage to you (you used 105, vs my 109).

    This is with Thames Water
     
  6. cyber69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2009

    Posts: 1,679

    Location: Loogabarooga

    ^ Hmmm, doesn't seem like anything is wrong then meaning we must have used considerably less water between Nov16 and May18, a total of 64m3 !
     
  7. Molep

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2016

    Posts: 117

    Location: Devon

    Thanks christ you dont live down south west, we're being screwed!
    We pay £44 a month, 3 bed house, showers, usual stuff.

    Average yearly water bills by company:
    1. South West Water: £943
    2. Wessex Water: £728
    3. Southern Water: £673
    4. United Utilities: £652
    5. Dwr Cymru Welsh Water: £636
    6. Anglian Water: £619
    7. Scottish Water: £600
    8. Northern Ireland Water: £596
    9. Yorkshire Water: £562
    10. Northumberland Water: £539
    11. Severn Trent: £502
    12. Thames Water: £440
    Data compiled by Freeflush
     
  8. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 29,948

    £251.64 - a year for water

    £291.72 - a year for waste water (sewerage)

    this is for unlimited water because no meters in Scotland.

    my usage is quite frivolous because it's unlimited. I will wash both cars every other week in summer and use a pressure washer and a hose as well as buckets. water the garden / plants regularly too in summer. the wife will also have baths several times a week. i've yet to have one but keep on saying i will want to see if epsom salts help with tight calves, etc.
     
  9. danlightbulb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 2,096

    Common misconception.

    You actually pay for average consumption for your property type. If you use more than average you are in effect being subsidised by those who use less. You are taking money out the purses of old ladies.
     
  10. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,581

    You make this sound like a good thing. On a Thames Water meter i can assure you that to try and get my bill as high as £543/year would take one hell of a doing. I am not sure that i could manage that even if i started a car washing business :p
     
  11. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 29,948

    the difference being your water is literally sewage water. whereas Scotland has the cleanest drinking water in the world. it offsets the need to buy thousands of bottles of mineral water every year.
     
  12. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,279

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Citation needed.
     
  13. Foghorn Leghorn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 5, 2003

    Posts: 2,307

    Location: Cheshire

    Somewhere between a quarter and a third of the average households water use is toilet flushing. Anyone left the household during the lower usage period? Uni student? Booted the mother in law out and she's now returned? :D

    The hot tub certainly won't help, jet wash? (I'm not suggesting you jet wash your wife, more do you use one a lot for cleaning paths/patios/cars) do you own a teenager who daydreams for an hour in the shower?
     
  14. The Craig

    Soldato

    Joined: May 4, 2007

    Posts: 7,481

    Location: Warwickshire

    What are you talking about? Once again a psycho sonny written as a fact but is actually a load of **** :X
     
  15. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 29,948

    The further south you go the worse the water is.

    Have you tasted the tap water in London and Glasgow? How do they compare?
     
  16. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,581

    The water seems fine in Oxfordshire, it comes out clear and doesn’t seem to kill anyone :p
     
  17. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,279

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    The water in Durham / Sunderland is full of limescale and horrid, the water in Cheshire is miles better, so no that doesn't work.

    The source of your water matters and that is variable both up and down the country.
     
  18. jellybeard999

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 7, 2004

    Posts: 7,511

    Location: Co Durham

    :confused: my water doesn't have limescale!

    I don't think I've ever read one of your posts, no matter what topic, where whatever you have/do/use isn't the best thing since sliced bread and anything else is terrible. If your water had given you cholera, you'd still be saying it's as pure as glacial ice harvested by Jean Claude Van Damme.
     
  19. cyber69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2009

    Posts: 1,679

    Location: Loogabarooga

    I got my own car in March 2018 and jet wash it occasionally about once a month. Jet wash the patio just once a year so nothing out of the ordinary.

    Seems like the water useage has gone back to where it once was (and the cost) so just cannot explain the periods where it went down to just 13m3. I could phone up Severn Trent and query it but I don’t know what that would achieve.
     
  20. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,279

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    I visit relatives in Seaham regularly, the water is so hard its ridiculous, they must have a different water source to you, which again goes to show how variable even by region this stuff is.