Cost of Water

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Matty H, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. Matty H

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    Has anybody on a meter actually found out specific costs of water used to run their business?

    When I first started I rang Severn Trent to get a breakdown of costs and it equates to £2.20 per cubic metre = 1000 litres.

    Price includes water used as well as what they charge you to take away "sewerage"

    6% price rise due in April though :D
     
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  2. mark m

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    That dont sound to bad to me so your average tank is going to cost less than a pound in water
     
  3. Matty H

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    Different water companies will charge different amounts I'd say.
     
  4. James

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    I haven't worked it out because I'm too lazy, but having said that I know it doesn't cost much at all. Plus if your pricing your jobs correctly you should be making loads of money to easily cover your expenditures plus have cash just for you :D


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  5. Paul

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    How much do you guys pay per week for your water? Or do you pay the same as any normal household
     
  6. James

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    I pay a tad bit more. But that's only because I'm on business rates with Severn Trent Water


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  7. badbusdriver

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    Not on meter up here in aberdeenshire! :)
     
  8. Matty H

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    How did you get on that JP? I'm with ST but just pay all mine through my household account. :>
     
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    Just a simple phone call mate, aye, I still pay through household but as business rates


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  10. As I'm filling up from home this morning instead of the mother in laws (not on a metre) thought I'd clock the reading before and after. To fill my 350l tank from empty (nearly) it took 0.56m3 of water. Cambridge water charges 0.8140 per m3 so 0.56m3 x 0.8140 = £ 0.4558. I then had to add on the sewage volume charge at 90% water used (0.56m3/100 x 90 = 0.50m2) which is charged at £1.4922 per m3. 0.5m3 x 1.4922 = £0.7461. Then add these together to give me a grand total of £0.4558 + £0.7461 = £1.2019.

    That doesn't sound too bad until I work it out that if I fill up once a day for an average month of 4 weeks I've just added another £288 to my yearly costs. Think I'll stay filling up at the mother in laws!!
     
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