Seven years of water bill rises

WATER bills in Great Yarmouth will rise by a “modest” 2.8pc above inflation each year in the next seven years as a utility company invests £1.3bn in improvements to services, it was announced yesterday.

WATER bills in Great Yarmouth will rise by a “modest” 2.8pc above inflation each year in the next seven years as a utility company invests £1.3bn in improvements to services, it was announced yesterday. Essex and Suffolk Water - which provides homes in Yarmouth, Lowestoft and parts of north Suffolk - has revealed the increase is needed for “significant investment to ensure security of supply”.

Average bills will rise from £158 to £177 by 2015, it has been forecast.