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Severn Trent Water claims to have lowest combined water and sewerage bills

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 25, 2014

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SEVERN Trent Water says its customers in Staffordshire will continue to receive the lowest average household combined water and sewerage bills in England and Wales for the fifth year in a row.

According to new figures by industry body Water UK, the average combined bill will increase by £3.

This represents a change of 1.1 per cent from last year, which is less than the current rate of inflation.

At £333, the average bill for 2014/15 remains the lowest thanks to a package of cost saving improvements at the company, which supplies over eight million customers from mid-Wales to Rutland and from the Bristol Channel to the Humber.

Over the last year in Staffordshire, Severn Trent Water has invested £68 million to carry out planned improvements to the water and waste water system.

As part of this, £500,000 has been invested to improve sewers in Kings Bromley to help protect homes from sewer flooding.

In Ranton and Derrington, customers have benefitted from a £170,000 investment to help secure their water supply.

Spokesman Rob Salmon said: "Every water bill paid helps us to deliver improvements, which make sure that each time you turn on a tap or flush the loo, the service is reliable.

"As part of this commitment, from 2010 to 2015 we've invested £2.6 billion in renewing, replacing and improving our water and waste water network, to reduce leaks and help to protect homes from sewer flooding."

Last year Severn Trent Water managed to reduce leakage levels more than any other water company and sewer blockages were also reduced by 30 per cent overall.

The company has also invested in its sewage treatment works, to help prevent pollution and improve the health of rivers.

Four new wind turbines have also been constructed to generate energy more sustainably, which is intended to help protect customers from energy price rises.

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