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2009/08/03 19:16:38 (permalink)
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Water meter costs

 
Just got my most recent water bill from the local water company today and it says we have used 50 cubic meters, (50,000ltrs), of water in the last 6 months. Looked back and on average the last 3 bills are around 50-60 cubic meters a time.
 
Seems an awful lot, only me and my girlfriend live here - just wondered how much others pay if on a water meter and if the above is around the average...
 
Seems high to me and we are always careful with the water too..
 
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    gingernut
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    Re:Water meter costs 2009/08/03 19:22:50 (permalink)
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    GRIFF 1980

     
    Just got my most recent water bill from the local water company today and it says we have used 50 cubic meters, (50,000ltrs), of water in the last 6 months. Looked back and on average the last 3 bills are around 50-60 cubic meters a time.
     
    Seems an awful lot, only me and my girlfriend live here - just wondered how much others pay if on a water meter and if the above is around the average...
     
    Seems high to me and we are always careful with the water too..
     
    Cheers

     
    I've been on meters and now back on rates. I found the meter bill to be almost double my rates - I have been told for a single person in a small property rates work out better. Something to do with a special standing charge for the meter itself which takes up a large proportion of the bill.
     
    Other considerations are;
     
    Do you bath or use a power shower?
    How often do you use the washing machine?
    Do you have a dishwasher?
     
    All these will make a difference.


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    Re:Water meter costs 2009/08/03 19:35:35 (permalink)
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    That does seem like a lot.  I've checked my bill for the last time I had a meter and June - December I used 15 cubic metres.  I did live on my own and was very careful about how much I used though.

    I think most water companies will come out and check the meter to make sure it's working okay, but I recall that they charge if nothing's wrong with it.
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    Re:Water meter costs 2009/08/03 19:38:54 (permalink)
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    that works out at 275 litres a day

    your looking at 100 litres for a bath, 25 for a shower, washing machine, dish waser, running taps, flushing the toilet.. filling the sytstern every time must be 20 litres. all adds up i guess

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    Re:Water meter costs 2009/08/03 19:48:12 (permalink)
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    Cheers guys, loz_86 I agree it all adds up, we do have a bath, just very surprised, 275ltrs a day!

    We are careful how much we use too.


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    Re:Water meter costs 2009/08/04 08:50:13 (permalink)
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    GRIFF 1980

     
    Just got my most recent water bill from the local water company today and it says we have used 50 cubic meters, (50,000ltrs), of water in the last 6 months.


    The 3 of us use about 60 in 6 months. The washer's always on though as the burd wouldn't dream of wearing jeans more than once :-/

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    Re:Water meter costs 2009/08/04 11:07:51 (permalink)
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    My quarterly bill came a few days ago. 18 cubic metres - covers me and the missus. Same as 36 cubic metres for 6 months.

    That's all the usual - showers daily, etc but we're both tight so the kettle only boils a cup full of water when it's time for a cuppa, plus the washing machine is an uber-efficient new one.

    Baths and an uneconomical washing machine are what racks water bills up.
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