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  • Picture of a black woman kissing her daughter while hiding from the rain under an umbrella

    Households urged to soak up April shower of bill savings

    Average water and sewerage bill set to fall by about £2 to £408 from April – but households face other potential increases from energy, council tax, mobile, broadband and TV Consumer watchdog CCW says more than a million low-income households are now receiving reduced bills through water company support schemes but large numbers still missing…

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    More than 140,000 households in Wales receive ongoing help with water bills

    Consumer watchdog CCW says more than 140,000 households are now receiving reduced bills through water company assistance but large numbers still missing out About 1 in 8 households were struggling to afford their water bill before Covid-19 struck Households clock up potential bill savings totalling £14 million over the past year after using CCW’s free…

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    Water companies in Wales urged to accelerate response to climate change

    People’s consumption of water in Wales increased in 2019-20 to its highest level in five years. In 2019-20 leakage fell by 3% in Wales but remains high in the area served by the smaller water company in Wales (Hafren Dyfrdwy). Consumers in Wales were cut off from their water for an average of 14 minutes…

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    Households in Wales at risk of missing out on water bill lifeline

    1 in 8 consumers in Wales say they struggle to afford their water bill About a third of customers have little awareness of water company support and are less likely to contact them for help – according to water consumer body CCW’s annual survey Under 25s, over 75s, Black-Caribbean and ethnic minority groups most at…

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    Water companies set out plans to meet the needs of a growing population

    Balancing the needs of a growing population and the pressure on future water supplies will be the focus of a consumer group’s meeting in Peterborough on Tuesday (3 March). CCW – the voice for water consumers – will be joined by local water companies, including Anglian Water, Severn Trent and South Staffs Water, along with…

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    Customers in Wales urged to tap into ways to save

    Last week it was announced that the average cost of water bills in Wales is set to rise from April. With 1 in 8 customers already telling us they find their water bill unaffordable, this will undoubtedly have an impact on people already feeling the pinch. With this in mind, CCW’s Senior Policy Manager, Lia…