Rateable values are used to work out how much to charge properties that do not have water meters. They were decided by the Valuation Office and can be different for every home. Rateable values were frozen in 1990, when council tax was introduced, and they have stayed the same since.
How do we use rateable value to bill our customers?
We bill customers who don’t have a water meter by multiplying the rateable value by the charges for the water and sewerage services we provide to your home.
Thinking about getting a water meter?
Rateable values are not set to the actual amount of water you use. That’s why a lot of our customers save money by having a water meter fitted. Apply for a free water meter here.