Thousands of households in Wales could be missing out on lower water bills because they are unaware they can trial a meter for up to two years.
The Consumer Council for Water says it is concerned that only a third of water customers who pay fixed charges know they can trial a water meter and switch back for free if they don’t save money or decide it’s not for them.
In a survey one in eight customers felt their water bills were not affordable.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s worth considering a water meter if a household has more or the same number of bedrooms than people living in the property.
CCWater’s water meter calculator has helped almost 270,000 consumers identify potential annual savings during the past year.
The calculator can be found at www.ccwater.org.uk along with many more water and money saving tips and tools.