Help with water bills: How to claim a reduction on your water bill

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For British families struggling to cope with the cost of living crisis — there is help with water bills out there. More than one million households are said to already be benefitting from reductions offered by their water companies, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCW), with up 90% shaved off their water bills.

Water bills can be a huge drain on a household’s resources and high bills a headache for those already dealing with high energy costs and rising food prices. It is now  estimated that one in five households are unable to pay their water bill, according to the CCW, with that figure expected to grow in the next few months with water prices set to increase from April 2023.

Sam Webb

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