Jersey Water has today published its 2016 charges for water which will take effect from April 2016. Prices for water and standing charges will increase by approximately 2% – the equivalent of 2 pence per day for the average household.
Helier Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Jersey Water said, “Jersey Water works hard to keep price increases as low as possible. We are continually looking at ways to operate more efficiently in an environment where there is continuous upward pressure on costs.
We have been very successful with this policy over the past decade which has led to the price of metered water falling by 10% after taking inflation into account.”
“Now that most of our customers are metered they are in control of their water bills, only paying for the water that they use, and many have seen their annual bills fall following the transfer to meter.
Customers looking to offset the price rise may wish to apply for our free Water Saving Pack which includes several water saving devices designed to reduce consumption (and water bills) in unobtrusive ways around the home. Last year alone we supplied nearly 300 water saving devices free of charge. We also provide extensive water efficiency advice on our website and via our customer services team. An added benefit of reducing water consumption is the potential for customers to reduce their energy consumption, on average 25% of energy costs relate to heating water for baths, showers or the kettle.”
Water saving advice and our free Water Saving Packs are available here
A schedule of the 2016 prices is available at www.jerseywater.je/2016charges
For further information please contact:
Helier Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 01534 707300
Email: [email protected]