Affordability of household water services in Great Britain

J. W. Sawkins, V. A. Dickie

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

    4 Citations (Scopus)


    This paper analyses the issue of water and sewerage service charge affordability in Great Britain, focusing exclusively on the domestic or household sector. It discusses the meaning of affordability, outlining ways in which it might be measured, before presenting empirical data to calibrate the phenomenon. A discussion of affordability benchmarking for household water and sewerage services is followed by a brief critique of the various financial support mechanisms currently available to low income households.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-213
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Ability to pay
    • Affordability
    • And household income


    Dive into the research topics of 'Affordability of household water services in Great Britain'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this