Dwr Cymru Water Customers could save up to £250 on water bills - eligible customers can now switch to new tariff.
I have been informed by Dŵr Cymru that many lower income households in Cardiff Central could be eligible for savings of up to £250 on their water bills. I am therefore urging people to check whether they can benefit.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water has launched a special HelpU tariff for customers in hosueholds with a total annual income of no more than £15,000. Some could see their annual water and sewerage bill cut by half. People who qualify only have to get in touch with the company and they will be helped to make the switch to the HelpU tariff.
This initiative would benefit many in my constituency and I urge people to think about whether they qualify and, if so, to contact the company immediately. We know that for many the water bill exceeds 5% of household income and so paying it can be a struggle.
60,000 customers already benefit from Dŵr Cymru’s social tariffs for water and sewerage bills. HelpU is the company’s only social tariff based solely on household income. It has been devised after consultation with the Welsh Government, the Consumer Council for Water, and Community Housing Cymru.