Water charges for British consumers have soared to an unprecedented level, with the government’s water bill now rising by more than a third.
The figure for the period from March 2015 to March 2017 was just over $30,000.
While the amount paid by consumers rose by almost $8,000, the amount the government has spent on it, a significant amount, is almost certainly much higher, and is likely to be much higher still, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The Government Accountability Agency found that from January to March the amount of money spent on water charges jumped by more like $13,000 per household, to $5,800.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said: ‘The Government has made substantial progress to meet the needs of its people, but the Government will continue to look at the way it spends its water supply and ensure that it is delivering a good service for all.’
In a statement to Vice News, Rhomar Water Treatment said: We have seen the scale of the water charges rise in response to the financial pressures that are currently affecting our customers.
As such, the company is now in the process of renegotiating our contracts to ensure that we can continue to deliver the highest level of water service in the industry.
It will continue with our efforts to ensure our customers receive the highest possible level of service as the costs of this crisis increase and the water crisis continues.