Water: Meters

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th January 2018.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of secondary residences which do not have a water meter.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

No such estimate has been made in relation to secondary residences.

Water companies provide data to the Environment Agency on households that have a meter fitted, as part of the annual review of their water resources management plans.

The following table sets out the proportions by water company, as at March 2017.

Water Company

Percentage of household metering

Affinity Water

47

Anglian Water

77

Bristol Water

47

Cambridge Water

70

Essex & Suffolk Water

58

Northumbrian Water

32

Portsmouth Water

28

Bournemouth Water

69

SES Water*

50

Severn Trent

41

South East Water

76

South Staffordshire Water

35

South West Water

79

Southern Water

84

Thames Water

39

United Utilities

38

Wessex Water

60

Yorkshire Water

49

England

50

* previously Sutton & East Surrey Water

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