New water scheme to help low income homes

A new water initiative that aims to help people on low incomes is being launched this week. Sutton and East Surrey Water is inviting customers to sign up to its […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new water initiative that aims to help people on low incomes is being launched this week.

Sutton and East Surrey Water is inviting customers to sign up to its ‘Water Support Scheme’, which provides a 50% discount on all water charges.

It is applied irrespective of whether a property has a water meter but is only available to eligible customers such as those on income support and pension credit.

A pilot project last year saw more than 2,500 customers sign up, with eligible customers receiving a 25% discount.

Nicola McCormack, Customer Projects Manager said: “Our Water Support Scheme provides an opportunity for the company to help some of our customers most in need of financial support. We would encourage anyone who thinks they may be eligible to apply straight away.”