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How much might you pay if you had a water meter?

index thumbnail calculator cutoutBefore you decide whether or not to install a water meter you may want to know roughly how much your water will cost.

Alternatively, if you've already got a meter then you might be interested to know how much you can expect to be charged for the year, assuming you use an average amount of water.

Average annual metered charges

The table below shows the average annual metered charges for water and waste water services based upon the number of people in a household. The figures include standing charges and are valid for 2013/14. Please remember that our prices are reviewed annually.

No. of people in household   

1

2

3

4

5

Low usage

£203

£298

£394

£489

£584

Average usage

£257

£380

£462

£557

£666

High usage

£298  

£435  

£571  

£707 

£816 


These figures will vary depending on your individual circumstances so they should only be used for guidance.

If your waste water services are provided by another water company, your waste water charges will be based on their metered tariff.

If you'd like a more accurate projection of what your water charges will be with a water meter try our online water meter calculator.

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Which of your household appliances uses the most water?

kitchen imageThe table below gives a rough guide to how much water your household appliances might use and how much they could cost each time you use them. 

The typical costs of usage include our charges for taking it away but don't include standing charges.

The cost of water is actually very low - in fact you can enjoy around 40 glasses of Yorkshire water for just 1p!


Activity

Typical consumption (litres)

Typical cost of usage (p)

Flushing the toilet

 

- Pre 2001

10

2p

- Post 2001

5

1p

Brushing your teeth (with tap running)                                     

6 per minute 

1p 

Taking a shower

- Power shower

100

22p

- Normal shower

40

9p

Having a bath

80

18p

Using a washing machine

80

18p

Using a dishwasher

25

6p

Washing up (bowl or sink)

10

2p

Cooking or food preparation

17

4p

Using a hosepipe or sprinkler

150

30p

Why not help the environment, and save money, by cutting back on how much water you use. Discover how you can reduce your water consumption by making some very simple changes to your daily lifestyle. 

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