Northumbrian Water’s average bill for its services will increase by less than inflation as its five-year improvement programme continues.
The company has said that customers will, on average, pay less than £1 per day for all their drinking water and sewerage services and Northumbrian Water charges will remain amongst the cheapest in the country.
The average increase compared to what customers paid last year will be around 8p a week.
This year it will mean that the average Northumbrian Water bill for 2014-15, which comes into effect from April, will be £363.71 compared to the average bill in 2013-14 of £359.42.
The water company said it is working to maintain and improve drinking water quality, to protect the environment and to deliver top customer service to its users in the north east.
Heidi Mottram, Northumbrian Water’s chief executive officer, said: “Although appreciating that any increase in charges will not be welcomed our household customers will still pay an average of less than £1 per day for all their drinking water and sewerage services which represents great value for money.”