Wet year but use water 'wisely'

Homeowners and businesses have been urged to use water "wisely" despite one of the wettest years on record in 2012.

South's water bills hike

Householders in the South are to be hit with the largest increase in water bills this year.

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Thousands affected by water main burst

Thousands of homes may be without water this morning after a burst main affected the supply in Reading.

The pipe was damaged on the A33 close to the Fobney water treatment works.

Thames Water has so far had 200 calls from residents who have no water supply.

A spokesman said work was underway to reconnect homes.

He added that bottled water may be distributed if things do not improve soon.

Thames Water statement in 'super sewer' row

Thames Water have responded to claims its customers could see their bills could rise by as much as £80 a year to help pay for a £4.1bn super sewer in London.

A spokesman said: "We previously made it clear that bills need to rise to pay for the cost of the Thames Tideway Tunnel and are now able to give our customers advance warning of the likely increase and the timing.

"Ofwat sets limits on water bills in line with the work that water companies need to do, and will scrutinise the Thames Tideway Tunnel costs to ensure they are kept as low as possible."

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