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Water bill rises in the pipeline

PUBLISHED: 12:46 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:30 11 May 2010

WATER bills will rise by a “modest” 2.8pc above inflation each year in the next seven years as a utility company invests £1.3bn in improvements to services, it was announced yesterday.

WATER bills will rise by a “modest” 2.8pc above inflation each year in the next seven years as a utility company invests £1.3bn in improvements to services, it was announced yesterday.

Essex and Suffolk Water - which provides homes in Yarmouth, Lowestoft and parts of north Suffolk - has revealed the increase is needed for “significant investment to ensure security of supply”.

Average bills will rise from £158 to £177 by 2015, it has been forecast.


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