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Charges explained for customers with a meter

If you’ve got a water meter, we’ll take a meter reading or make an estimate based on how much water you’ve used previously, and then use this to calculate your bill.

How much water you’re charged for is measured in cubic metres (1 cubic metre is 1000 litres of water). You’ll also pay a quarterly standing charge for water usage.

If we remove water from your home for treatment, we’ll also add a sewerage charge based on how much water you use plus a standing charge for sewerage.

We take into account that 5% of your water is not returned to us for treatment as it will be used in the home, for example watering your garden and cooking. This shows on your bill as 95% of the water you have used.

Metered bills are calculated every three months, but you don’t have to pay the whole thing at once. If it makes life easier for you, you can pay by instalments throughout the year and we’ll send you an annual statement of your bills and payments.

To find out more about water meters click here

Water - Yorkshire (excluding York waterworks)
Standing charge per year£25.47
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used138.85p
Water - York Waterworks
Standing charge per year£25.47
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used78.65p
Sewerage
Standing charge per year£12.93
Volumetric charge – highway drainage charge per cubic metre used
16.32p
Volumetric charge – foul charge per cubic metre used
163.00p
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used179.32p
Surface Water Standing Charge£49.08

*Prior to 2020-2021 the cost for highway drainage was not shown separately but was included within your sewerage volumetric charge.*
Water - Yorkshire (excluding York waterworks)
Standing charge per year£25.09
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used137.75p
Water - York Waterworks
Standing charge per year£25.09
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used78.03p
Sewerage
Standing charge per year£12.17
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used173.18p
Surface Water Standing Charge£44.37
Water - Yorkshire (excluding York waterworks)
Standing charge per year£24.07
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used134.80p
Water - York Waterworks
Standing charge per year£24.07
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used76.36p
Sewerage
Standing charge per year£12.15
Volumetric charge per cubic metre used167.18p
Surface Water Standing Charge£43.50

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