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No extra for water rates.

HOUSEHOLDS in the Midlands have been told they will not face a surcharge on bills from water company Severn Trent.

Rival Thames Water recently revealed that it plans to hit customers with an extra PS29 payment.

Severn had warned that it and other water suppliers faced additional expenses after they took over the maintenance of private sewers and drains in October 2011.

But the company now says it will not be applying to regulator Ofwat for a review of price limit. The company, which supplies 4.2 million customers across the Midlands and parts of Wales, said in a statement that extra investment and costs "will not be passed on to customers".
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