Water Rate

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  1. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    Can someone tell me water their water rate is, the actual cost of water per cubic meter (1000 l) not waste just cost of actual water.

    Had a look at one water company and was £0.3686 per cubic meter. Just want to see if this is about right what you would be paying.
     
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  2. J and S

    J and S Active Member
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    Just rang them up last week and in W Yorks including all charges works out at £2.92 per 10000 litres
     
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    Call your local water company, they are the only ones that can answer your question.
     
  4. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    J S that sounds very cheep. If you are on a water meter on the bill it will say units used and price per unit. You then have a return to sewer which is 95 % of what is used. If not then your charge is fixed. Reason I am asking this question as have been playing around with ro systems and have reduced waste by 50 % and want to work out if it is cost effective
     
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    It depends what you do with your waste
    If you can meter what waste you produce and send it all to the garden to water plants etc you won't have to pay sewerage on it anyway
     
  6. spruce

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    #6 spruce, Jul 10, 2016
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    Here's our water supplier's prices Doug:
    Northumbrian Water - Tariffs and charges

    We aren't on a meter btw.

    We use 79,000 liters of water (pure + waste) every 3 months. As our 4040 is set at approx 1 : 1 pure to waste ratio we use roughly 13000 liters of pure a month.

    I have a water meter on the r/o so I know when to replace the carbon block prefilter; at every 79k liters.
     
  7. spruce

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    Shortly after starting to use my original 225GPD r/o I decided that I would use the waste water to water the garden. I used to r/o my water directly into the trailer tank overnight. Our back garden is on a gradual slope away from the house and slightly higher than our neighbours rear garden. Along our adjoining fence is a garden running the full length with flowers, creepers and roses. I connected the waste to our garden hose and put it in the top slope of the flower bed presuming that the waste water would slowly find it way down the bed.

    Unfortunately it didn't work out that way. The water absorbed into the ground and came up in our neighbour's back garden and flooded the place. A 3 : 1 waste to pure restrictor meant that I had dumped 1100 liters of water into his garden overnight. Our neighbour wasn't impressed and 11 years later still reminds me of it. He thinks I accidentally left the hose running all night.

    I decided that I either had to put the waste down the drain or add another IBC tank to water the garden manually. I put the water down the drain as its the safest option.

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  8. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    Thanks Spruce just what I was looking for . So if you were on a meter then your waste would cost you £189 a year. And if you proved your return to sewer then would cost you another £173.

    So total waste costs £362 a year.

    A lot of window cleaners on a meter would not challenge waste to sewer so would be charged on whole production which would cost them alone on waste to sewer £332 a year based on your figures.

    Many thanks at last have an answer so can work on this.

    Dankie
     
  9. daveyboy

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    Personally i have set mine up with an irrigation system running the whole length of the garden both sides but ending in the drain for any that doesn't make it into the garden (most of it lol ) but have a blank for the end of the pipe if i needed to have it all to the garden
    This is for when i get my meter installed in another 18 months - 2 years which is when we have been told they will be fitted round here
    I can show anyone who asks that it goes to the garden and meter it for the water board
    Whether it goes to the drain or not in reality they will never know
     
  10. steve garwood

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    By law you have to let them install the metre, however, I think you don't have to be plumbed into it as you bought your house without it.
    If you sell your house, the new owners have to use the metre
     
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