Thanks to John Stokes for this….
Most Bearwood residents receive water from South Staffs Water (for the others it’s Severn-Trent.) SSW have a scheme called ‘Assure’ where households with an income of less than £16,105 per year (£1,342.08 per month or £309.71 per week) excluding income from Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment & Attendance Allowance may qualify for a discount of up to 80% on their water bill. Severn-Trent has a similar scheme for their customers.
This may not be relevant to you but you may know of others who would benefit from this information (e.g. an elderly person on state pension as their only income), and possibly your help in downloading and printing the form. If you apply before March 31st, there will be a rebate for the whole of this financial year.