I WAS interested to read the complaints about water charges. I was paying about £45 a month to Severn Trent. After my husband died, I applied for a water meter and now pay £5 a month. I realise the price can vary on usage and that my family are now grown up, but they often visit. My main hobby is gardening so I have had water butts fitted. I don’t waste water but use an adequate supply for my needs. A meter may not suit everyone but this is just to let people know how it has been advantageous to me.