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The water margin. Why water in two drinking troughs is priced so differently

The water margin. Why water in two drinking troughs is priced so differently

A tale of two water troughs. Money Box listener, farmer Ian Potter, is puzzled over very differing bills for his cow's drinking water from two utility companies. He pays 44% more for his supply with one provider than the other. The programme asks whether the higher water bills paid in some geographical areas will decrease when competition is introduced from April 2017 for business customers. It also looks at the implications for domestic customers and what they might save from increased competition in the sector. Deryck Hall from the Consumer Council for Water joins the programme.

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