Contracts exchanged, house insured now it is high time to take care of my water suppliers..But how to choose?
How many water suppliers do we have in London?
There are 25 water suppliers currently covering England, Wales and Scotland. 2 out of them serve in London and around.
– Affinity Water – with 3.5 million customers it is the largest water-only supplier in the UK. They were previously known as Veolia Water Central, Veolia Water East and Veolia Water Southeast.
Affinity Water servers :Northwest London and the Home Counties, including Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield. They also supply water to the Tendring peninsula in Essex and the Folkestone and Dover areas in Kent.
– and Thames Water – which is a part of RWE, a leading water corporation in the UK, Germany, central Eastern Europe and US, providing water and sanitation for 70 million customers worldwide.
Thames Water supplies water and sewerage services in London, Thames Valley region and Wales. Their water and sewerage prices can be found here.
- AFW – Affinity Water
- BRL – Bristol Water
- CAM – Cambridge Water
- CHL – Cholderton & District Water
- DVW – Dee Valley Water
- ESK – Essex & Suffolk (part of Northumbrian Water)
- HPL – Hartlepool (part of Anglian Water)
- PRT – Portsmouth Water
- SBW – Sembcorp Bournemouth Water
- SES – Sutton & East Surrey Water
- SEW – South East Water
- SST – South Staffs Water
Under the current legislation household customers cant choose their water supplier or sewerage service provider…
The water or sewerage company that supplies your property will depend on where you live.
but you can always find some water saving tips which will minimise your water usage and therefore reduce your water bill, but this will be described in my next post…
* In 2002, the Government said that it won’t introduce competition for household customers. It was due to the fact that cost and complexity of the regulatory regime that would be required would outweigh any benefits (source: http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/)