Water bills are set to rise

HARD-pressed householders already battling the credit crunch suffered another setback today with the news that water bills are set to rise.

HARD-pressed householders already battling the credit crunch suffered another setback today with the news that water bills are set to rise.

A day after British Gas revealed huge rises in electricity and gas bills, Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water said that customers will face hikes averaging 1.3% above inflation.

Essex & Suffolk Water plan to raise the level of the Abberton reservoir, near Colchester, to meet drinking water demand.