More Time To Try A Water Meter

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Published at 9:12am 20th April 2016.

Wessex Water are giving their customers 2 years to see if a water meter can help save them money.

Wessex Water are giving their customers more time to see if a water meter can help save them money.

You can now try one for 2 years and still switch back for free if you decide it's not for you.

The move is being welcomed by the Consumer Council for Water who say in some cases water meters can save you up to £100 a year.

Andy White, Senior Policy Manager at the Consumer Council for Water, said: "Giving customers a longer trial period is a great way to encourage more households to take the plunge and try a meter.
 
"Water meters won't benefit everyone but in some cases people can save more than £100 a year. But even a much smaller saving could make all the difference to the one in eight customers who tell us their water bill is unaffordable."
 
Almost half of households across England and Wales are currently charged for their water using a meter.
 
As a general rule of thumb you are more likely to save money with a meter if you have more bedrooms than people living in your property. But an even better way to check if you might save is to join the thousands of people who use CCWater's water meter calculator every month at www.ccwater.org.uk
 
South West Water, Bristol Water and Bournemouth Water are also offering the same deal to their customers.

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