Unmetered (or unmeasured) properties in England

If your property does not have a water meter, you’ll be charged based on your property’s rateable value (RV).

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1. Invoice no

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You may receive multiple invoices for your water due to amendments made to your bill. We are legally obliged to send every invoice for your records; however you only need to pay the last one. They should all arrive at the same time so you can identify the one to pay.

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2. Supply point ID

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You will have one or two supply point ID (SPID) numbers. One is for your water connection and/or one is for your waste water connection. This lets us know where your access to water is.

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3. Water service charges

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This covers the provision of a clean, fresh water supply. As you do not have a water meter, this charge will be dependent on your Water wholesalers charging structure. Please see https://www.business-stream.co.uk/our-charges-for-england/ for more details.

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1. Fixed water & waste water charges

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Fixed charges are applied to all properties for the upkeep of external pipes and pumps that supply water to your property and remove waste water from your property.

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2. Rateable Value water & waste water charges

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Unmeasured volumetric charges in England can vary depending on the Water/ Waste wholesaler providing the services. These charges are structured uniquely to the Wholesaler that manage your services. Please review the statement of charges to help understand your charging structure. https://www.business-stream.co.uk/our-charges-for-england/  

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3. Fixed water & waste water charges

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Fixed charges are applied to all properties for the upkeep of external pipes and pumps that supply water to your property and remove waste water from your property.

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4. Rateable value water & waste water charge

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Unmeasured volumetric charges in England can vary depending on the Water/ Waste wholesaler providing the services. These charges are structured uniquely to the Wholesaler that manage your services. Please review the statement of charges to help understand your charging structure. https://www.business-stream.co.uk/our-charges-for-england/  

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5. Drainage charges

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Any business that is connected to the public water and sewerage system is required to pay a charge towards the cost of collecting and treating rain water from the property. These charges also cover your contribution to the public roads drainage system and helping to keep the roads free from flooding.
Drainage charges in England can vary depending on the Wholesaler providing the service.
Please refer to your statement of charges for your area for further details. https://www.business-stream.co.uk/our-charges-for-england/

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Got a question about Unmetered Bills in England? We’ve included our most asked questions below.

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What period of time do the charges on my bill cover?

The period of time that your charges cover is displayed on the first page of your bill, above the account summary section. For customers who do not have a water meter, your bill will usually be issued to cover your charges for the next year. This bill will be issued in the first quarter of the year and can be paid in monthly instalments.

Why do you bill based on Rateable Value figures from 1990?

The method for charging business properties that do not have a water meter is laid out by regulators in the water industries market code. All business water retailers, like ourselves, are required to calculate these charges using the 1990 Rateable Value figure from your local authority.

Why have I received multiple bills?

Usually, you’ll only ever receive one bill from us. However, if we need to make an amendment on your account, this can result in receiving multiple bills or invoices through the post from us. We’ll always endeavour to let you know if this might happen by contacting you over phone or email.

When an amendment is made, we’re required to ensure that a full record of this change is provided to you. Sometimes it’s not possible to show an amendment on a single bill, so more than one may be generated in order to accurately display the steps that have been taken.

Our bills produced in numbered order, so even if you receive more than one on the same day, simply look for the invoice number at the top of the page. This can be found after the forward slash next to your customer reference number.

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