When moving home you’ve got to update your address with with your water & sewerage companies.
We’ll show you everything you need to do and how to complete your Wessex Water change of address online in minutes.
If you’re moving out of the region it’s important to update both your new and previous water provider. Avoiding this utilities overlap will ensure you’re not paying twice or paying more.
If you’re moving you will also need to update your address across other essential institutions and companies (HMRC, NHS, loyalty cards, Energy etc…)
Let’s jump straight in to the easiest and quickest way to update your address with Wessex Water and any other services.
You can easily update your address with Wessex Water online using our online change of address service.
To save the dozens of phone calls and hours of waiting on hold you can use our award-winning change of address service and update all of your services (DWP, HMRC, NHS, loyalty cards etc…) online at the same time 🦥
Tell everyone that you’re changing address in minutes.
At the click of a button we’ll update your address across all of your chosen accounts, at the same time in one place. We’ll update your address with your water provider, the electoral roll, HMRC, your new and previous council, water and others you select to inform you’re moving home. You can do this yourself manually if you prefer (see below) or use our hassle-busting service to save hours of time.
Select who needs to know you're moving - Wessex Water, HMRC, Council etc..
Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home
Click submit and we'll update your address with accounts automatically
Our sloths will save you the time and hassle of organising all of the updates by taking care of everything in one place 🦥
Once you click submit we’ll update your address with Wessex Water and any other institutions or companies you selected. You won’t need to do anything further, so you can kick-back, relax and spend your time doing something else.
If you’d prefer to update your water suppliers yourself manually, you can call them on 0345 600 3600. or create an account here.
If Wessex Water is your water or sewerage provider and you’re moving into, out of or within their area you must complete a Wessex Water moving house process.
Both your new and previous water & sewerage providers need to know you’re moving. This is best done a couple of weeks before you move home, but if you’re delayed it can still be processed easily.
Here’s the quickest and simplest way to complete the Wessex Water home move and other address changes:
You can also update your address with Wessex Water by phone (0345 600 3600) or creating an account online here. If you do this directly you’ll also need to contact your previous water provider, council and other services. You can see a full list of everyone you need to contact in our moving home checklist.
You can use this form if you are both a Wessex water and Bristol Water customer. To complete the Wessex water moving house process you will need to provide:
It’s important to complete the Wessex Water moving home process. When moving you will have two scenarios:
In both cases you need to let Wessex Water know you’ve moved house.
Firstly, this will ensure you get an accurate bill. By letting them know when you moved out you will prevent the accrual of additional charges. if you are due a refund you will also be paid that.
Secondly, it will prevent a utilities overlap in which you are paying for both water providers at the same time.
And finally, this will help with your data protection security. As a home mover the last thing you want is your mail going to someone else.
If you want to get all of your addresses updated in one place you may wish to use our moving home service.
So, what is the average water bill in the UK? According to the data in 2018 the average water bill was £395.
That equates to £32.91 per month or £1.09 per day.
The average Wessex water bill is £470 which is 19% higher than the national average.
Lots of people ask ‘why is Wessex water so expensive?’ According to a spokesperson,
“Our sewerage charges are in line with the industry average but our charges for water are more. “This is due to the largely rural area we serve – we have more pipes per customer to maintain than other water companies and the cost of moving water across our region is expensive”
We’ve covered everything you need to know about the Wessex Water moving home process 🎉
We’ve discussed how to update, setup and cancel your water supply, why it’s important to update your address and even the average water bill. You should be all set to go about your move but if you’d like a little more advise, explore SlothMove.