According to Water UK, the average increase for water and waste water bills in England and Wales is likely to be well below inflation, with a forecasted increase of 1.7% for the coming year with inflation currently standing at 4.8% (CPIH).
Christine McGourty, CEO of Water UK said:
“Customers will continue to pay little more than £1 a day for their water and sewerage service, helping to directly fund significant investment in improving infrastructure and enhancing the environment.
“But we know this is a difficult time for many, and no-one should have to worry about their household essentials. There is a wide range of support available for those in need, and I would urge anyone who’s concerned to get in touch with their water company.”
This news comes as Scottish Water announce a 4.2% rise for households in Scotland.
Full details about the new average bills can be found on the Discover Water website here.