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watersure can anyone tell me if it is worth it

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happyfella
happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
I have seen information about watersure but not sure if it is worth it. I am with anglian water and not sure how much it is each year or if i would save any money. It does not make it clear on there site what the full amount is each year.

This is my recent bill which is a bit strange

Estimated charges over the next 12 months £380.04
Total to pay over next 12 months £467.50

I do not understand the total to pay, is that down to what they are taking by direct debit. I am just wondering if it would be cheaper to go on the watersure scheme



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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    I don't know if you have seen the info about WaterSure: https://selectra.co.uk/water/guides/watersure-scheme
    i don't know if this is applicable, but it seems to be for people on certain benefits who have a higher water usage than normal due to their medical condition, & are struggling with their water bills.
    Perhaps you could get some advice from Scope. Please see: https://www.scope.org.uk/disability-energy-support/


  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
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    what i am trying to find out if i would save money and what the cost is so i can compare it to my average bill
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can only apply for this if you're on a water meter or have applied for one and be waiting for it to be installed, or be paying an assessed charge because it's not possible to fit a meter at your property.
    If those don't apply then you won't be able to apply for the scheme.
    Whether it's worth having the meter will depend on your current charges and how much water you would use with a meter. For me, it's not cheaper to have a water meter because i use a lot of water.
    There's also no guarantee that you would be accepted onto the scheme because there's other criteria too meet too.

    People who have one of the following medical conditions will automatically qualify for WaterSure, as long as they meet all the other qualifying conditions:

    • desquamation (flaky skin disease)
    • weeping skin disease (eczema, psoriasis or varicose ulceration)
    • incontinence
    • abdominal stomas
    • renal failure requiring dialysis at home  - although you won't qualify for WaterSure if you're already getting a contribution to your water costs from the NHS
    • Crohn's disease
    • ulcerative colitis

    You can also apply for WaterSure if there is someone in your household who has another medical condition which means using higher than average amounts of water. Water companies will ask for details from a doctor.

    There's calculator here that you can use to see if a water meter is cheaper http://www.ccwater.org.uk/watermetercalculator/

    Having said all this your water charges are a lot! I only pay £25.57/month, which is £306/year.






    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
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    i am entitled to it and have been told to apply but my question is, would it be worth it to me. i have put what my chargers are per year and trying to find out how much it would be each year, this way i can work out if i would save any money
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2022
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    No one can tell you how much your charges would be. The water sure scheme means there will be a cap on the amount they can charge you. You won't be worse off by applying so i don't understand the reason for your question.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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