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Sydney Lenssen Water on the cheap

Next year's household water bills will tumble on average 13.7%, the bulk of the £40 expected off the average £250 bill by 2005. Last week Ofwat chief Ian Byatt issued his draft determinations of water and sewerage charges for the next five years. Predictably the water companies groaned, but they won't get much change from the regulator.

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