Our charges

Our charges are reviewed each year and are approved by our Board. The charges relate to the year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Metered properties

Service Annual standing charge* Charge £ per cubic metre
Water supply £21.68 £1.365
Wastewater £23.18 £2.390
Surface water drainage £25.19**
Highway drainage £12.60

* For normal domestic meters
** In certain circumstances a surface water rebate is available.


If you do not have a water meter you may be charged in one of the following ways:

  1. By reference to an assessment of the annual volume of water supplied to your home
  2. By reference to the rateable value of your home (using the rateable value existing on 31 March 1990)
  3. If your home does not have a rateable value and you are not on an assessed charge, by reference to a fixed annual fee.

Assessed properties

Number of bedrooms Water charges for year Sewerage charges for year**
Single occupier £105.19 £197.83
1 bedroom £132.49 £240.85
2 bedrooms £159.79 £286.26
3 bedrooms £180.26 £319.72
4 bedrooms £187.09 £329.28
5 bedrooms £196.64 £346.01

*** Customers receiving a surface water rebate should deduct £25.19

Unmetered properties

Service Annual standing charge Charge per £ of rateable value Minimum charge
Water supply £17.83 £0.821 £69.70
Wastewater £19.03 £1.414 £102.23
Surface water drainage £25.19**
Highway drainage £12.60

** In certain circumstances a surface water rebate is available.

If you've had a meter installed under our metering programme, view our metering programme charges guide otherwise view our charges guide for household customers.

Charges guide for metering programme customers (PDF)
Charges guide for household customers (PDF)

If you're a customer of South East Water and have had a water meter installed under its customer metering programme, find out how we'll calculate your sewerage charges by downloading our charges guide.

Charges guide for South East Water customers (PDF)

If you receive your water from a separate company, find out about our wastewater charges.

If you receive your water from a separate company, find out about our wastewater charges.

Wastewater-only customers

Please note that for any charging period which spans 1 April, both the standing charge and the volumetric charge will be apportioned between previous and new year tariffs.