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Water Bills in England, Wales to Rise by 7.5% Due to Higher Energy Costs

  • Average annual bill to increase to £448 a year, a £31 hike
  • Rising bills linked to higher energy costs for water firms

The average annual household water bill in England and Wales is due to rise 7.5% from April, as water firms pass on higher energy costs linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Customers will pay an average £448 ($555) per year for water, a £31 hike on last year’s charges, according to industry body Water UK. The higher bills reflect the inflationary impact of soaring energy prices but are below the current benchmark inflation rate, the body said.