Hi, Southern Water; I was looking at my water bill today and thinking its alot of money, as i dont feel i use that much water compared to say my sisters house, as she has kids, so the washing machine is always running, and more baths etc. Now this is the gripe, how water companies charge us for water via the rateable value. My rateable value is under 205, whereas my sisters is under 80. Ok her house is much much older, but why should that effect how my bill is worked out. My bill is over double compared to her's. So i am thinking of going over to a meter, and was thinking if people found it a better more just way of water companies charging for water bills.