From the Daily Mail:
Households face rises in their water bills of 17 per cent over the next five years.
The increase comes as Thames Water today reveals profits surging to £605million - the highest for a British water supplier.
The company, which has already put up bills by a third in the past five years, said average annual household water bills are to rise from £283 to £331 between next year and 2015.
Londoners will be hit hardest next year by water bill increases of 10.5 per cent, according to the company's five-year business plan.