Thousands of council house tenants could have been overcharged for their water by council bosses, it has been claimed.
In guidelines set out by independent regulator Ofwat, it says resellers – in this case Dacorum Borough Council – must charge no more than the amount they are charged by the water company, which in this case is Affinity Water.
But the Hemel branch of UKIP have spoken to more than 50 council tenants who think they have been overcharged for their water supply and they believe countless more have been exploited over the decades. Noel Swinford, now lead on this project said: “The council should be looking after the most vulnerable in society, not making a profit from them.
“The council is aware which of their tenants are vulnerable, and should be advising them accordingly. “The council has a moral duty to work within the scope of the law and to advise those vulnerable tenants that there are other ways to pay for water/waste charges and how much these charges will be.”
Project Leader : Noel Swinford : Branch Press officer