Summary of the water and sewage costs 2020

Summary of the water and sewage costs – Explanatory Notes ref charges effective from 1st January 2020:

  1. Water charges are as invoiced by South West Water to Lansdowne Park annually to October, less an estimated allowance used by the park for business use.
  2. Likewise, sewage costs incurred are based upon invoices of appropriate direct costs less consumption used by Lansdowne Park. Included are charges of contractors instructed to empty and service sewerage systems, any fees paid to Environment Agency, and any direct costs.
  3. All costs will be apportioned based on the previously agreed occupancy rate formula arrived a consultation requested by residents so that single occupiers pay less sewage and water costs.
  4. Each resident is eligible to South West Water £50 rebate for April 2019 – April 2020. As from 2020, this rebate will be included by adjustment of the water costs per home, as stated in last year’s summary and is included in the figures below.

The water and sewage costs for 2019-20:

Water Bills – water ex sewage costs for the purpose of clarity. For the period Oct 18-19, these amounted to £4,706 .

Specific Invoiced Sewage Costs including Environmental Agency Fee – £3,308 to be included in recoverable costs in Section C of pitch fee review form for the purposes of transparency.

Summary of Charges to apply 2020 (after rebate £50 has been applied to each household)

Water (after £50 rebate applied)SewageCombined
£ pa£pcm£pa£pcm£pa£pcm
Single£18.81£1.57£54.42£4.54£73.23£6.10
Double£46.34£3.86£69.43£5.79£115.77£9.65
Vacant£42.09£3.51£47.42£3.95£89.50£7.46
Disconnected£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00

Since Lansdowne Park is currently the only user of treatment plant, 100% of these costs are passed to Lansdowne Park. Costs will be proportionally reduced if other uses become connected to system.  The charge per household has reduced significantly due to a number of factors including the new homes spreading the costs.  Due to handling costs of cheques, this year all rebates will be used to adjust water and sewage costs charged.

Susan Yorkas 20/10/2019.