Will your water bills rise 8.8%?

Sarah Coles
tap sculpture
tap sculpture

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Who would have thought that water was something that fell freely from the sky? With the astronomical prices we pay for our water services, you would have thought this was a precious and rare commodity, rather than something this country is blessed with in abundance.

And now, the regulator has just given companies permission to hike prices even further.