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Drain on households as water bills rise on 1st April

Water bills to rise by an average of 2% or £8 a year from 1st April - average household will pay £393 a year for water and sewerage, according to uSwitch.com.

Thames Water launches new ‘green’ wastewater treatment trial

Thames Water hopes an innovative energy-saving trial will cut the cost of treating wastewater in some of its older biological reactors by up to 50 per cent.

Ofwat pressure gets better deal for water customers

Ofwat has welcomed the decision by six water companies to ease the burden on customers in 2014–15 through lower bills.

Utility statements top Britain’s most baffling bills

Electricity bills top the nation’s list of the most baffling bills with 36% of people saying that they find them hard to understand, closely followed by gas and water bills.

4 million UK adults are in gas, electricity or water bill arrears

4 million adults in the UK are in debt to one or more of their utility providers, according to research by the Debt Advisory Centre.

Households face another drain on finances

On 1st April, 2013, Ofwat's price hike comes into effect, raising the average annual water bill to £388.

Consumers hung out to dry as Ofwat announces water price hikes

Ofwat's announcement that the average water bill will rise by 3.5% to £388 in April will see consumers forced once again to tighten their purse strings, warns uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service.

There she blows! Water woes cost homeowners

Almost half of Saga Home Insurance customers say that their biggest concerns in the home are fire (24%) and burglary (23%).

Brits urged to stop throwing money down the plughole

E.ON has released research providing insight into Brits' bathing habits, revealing people in the UK spend almost two billion shower-hours and over one billion hours relaxing in the bath each year.

Utility companies confuse customers with bills

Consumers struggling with the rising cost of living could be losing out further because of the shocking quality of the household bills they receive, according to research from uSwitch.com.

Consumers overcharged by more than £6 billion on household bills

Cash-strapped consumers are being warned not to rely on companies getting their sums right after new research from uSwitch.com revealed an ‘epidemic' of overcharging on household bills in the last year.

Summer holidaymakers risk a return home to £3,300 water damage

With millions starting to think about escaping the British weather as summer beckons, NFU Mutual, the UK's leading rural insurer, is warning homeowners to take precautions to ensure their sunshine break doesn't turn out to be a damp squib.

Utility statements top the list of Britain's most baffling bills

Electricity bills top the list of the most baffling bills with 36 per cent of people saying that they found them difficult to understand, closely followed by gas bills (33 per cent) and water bills (16 per cent).

Unnecessary water pipe insurance costs consumers £100m

Which? has discovered that 10 of the UK's 12 biggest water companies are promoting potentially unnecessary supply pipe insurance, costing consumers more than £100m per year.

Top five tips to help save you money and water

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this week officially announced that the midlands and south east of England is in a state of drought, with reports that Britain is experiencing the worst ever water crisis in over thirty years.