It is hoped that the meters will address the potential water shortage that the UK could be facing.
(PRWEB UK) 16 August 2013
The government’s plans to install water meters in a third of UK homes could lead to larger water bills for householders, according to a report by H&V News (13th Aug). This will mean water is metered more accurately, but we could see bills double for some homes. It is hoped that the meters will address the potential water shortage that the UK could be facing. The Environment Agency estimates that the average person uses 150 litres of water per day.
Thames Water has already proposed raising their charges by roughly £29 a year, to compensate for increases in Environment Agency charges and costs of work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Londoners may especially be affected by jumps in their water bill.
Expert in sustainability, Tim Pollard commented on the situation:
“In the UK, we’re using water at an unsustainable rate. This is leading to water stress which is a big problem that’s only getting worse.”
We Fix Now, who offer reliable emergency plumbers in Hounslow, throughout the M25 and surrounding counties, are committed to water efficiency and conservation. A representative for the company commented on the news:
“Rising water prices are a huge problem for homeowners, who simply cannot afford to be spending extra money on bills. You can keep your bills down by conserving water and keeping an eye on your usage. It is also very important to ensure you have working appliances with no leaks. Make sure to check for leaks regularly, and contact a qualified plumber immediately if you suspect you may have one. Leaks can have you paying large unnecessary bills for water you’re not even using.”
We Fix Now is a London-based company providing emergency plumbers and electricians throughout the M25 and surrounding counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialise in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.