Three tips to save money on your water bills

The increased costs of living are making life hard for everyone. Our friends at United Utilities have provided us with some useful ideas on how we can take steps to reduce our utility bills.


The rising cost of living means that we're all looking for ways to lower bills and get more for our money.

So the message from United Utilities for customers worried about their water bills is to get in touch if you’re having difficulties with your payments so they can help. The company has lots of ways to make bills more affordable and you’ll feel much better after talking to them. To find out more about how they can help you take a look at the schemes they offer or complete this online form on their website and they’ll call you back to discuss all the ways they can help.

Here are three easy water-related ways to save money on your utility bills:

  1. Switch to a water meter: most customers save at least £100 a year when they switch to a meter. United Utilities will fit them for free and you have two years to trial the meter before deciding whether to stay on meter charges. Visit their website to see how much you can save.
  2. Get a £5 annual discount when you pay by Direct Debit: it’s better than paying your bill in one lump sum and you can pay weekly, fortnightly, or monthly – the choice is yours. Visit United Utilities website to set up a direct debit.
  3. A lot of water we use in the home is heated for showers, baths, washing machines and dishwashers. Making small changes such as only switching on the washing machine when you have a full load or turning down the temperature on your water heater can save you as much as £200 a year on your energy bills. Visit their website to find out more.