South East Water has confirmed that the average household will pay £210 a year for their tap water supply from 1 April, a slight reduction compared to last year.
Working out at 57 pence a day for the average family the price covers all the water supplied to the home for drinking, cooking, cleaning and in the garden.
The company is investing this money to protect future water supplies, improve the environment and ensure resilience to climate change. It will also work with customers to reduce their water use.
Tanya Sephton, Customer Services Director, South East Water, said: “We’ve a friendly, caring team based locally here in the south east who are specially trained to provide advice for anyone who wants to save water or if they have any difficulties paying.
“We also encourage anyone worried about their bill to contact us as soon as possible and we’ll help find the right options for them, which could be advice and freebies to help save water in the family, or finding the right tariff for their circumstances.”
Further information on the range of support options available can be found at www.southeastwater.co.uk/customercare or calling 0333 000 0001.
South East Water supplies drinking water to homes across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire to 2.2 million people. The water company works closely with either Southern Water or Thames Water who manage the wastewater and sewerage in the area – information on their charges can be found at www.southernwater.co.uk/ and www.thameswater.co.uk .