Do I qualify for Watersure?
Watersure is a scheme that can make water bills more manageable for some people on low income. If you qualify for Watersure, you won’t pay any more than the average metered bill for the area covered by your water supplier. You may find however that you can pay less on your water without being signed up. In this case, you wouldn’t qualify for the scheme.
- To qualify, you must:
- be claiming certain benefits (the regulator OFWAT can give further guidance on this on their website).
- have high water needs (e.g. medical reasons or having three or more school-aged children in the household)
- have a water meter or be in the process of having one installed
Please visit the Citizens Advice website for more information on Watersure, which benefits would qualify you for the scheme, and how to apply. Your water supplier may also be able to help.
I’m based in Scotland. Can I get a water meter?
If you’re based in Scotland, it’s likely that you pay your water bill through your council tax. Switching to a water meter may only be worthwhile if you find that you could pay less than paying for water through your council tax bill. Scottish Water can talk you through this process.