A top limit on water and sewerage charges is being proposed by a Devon MP in a bill to be introduced in the Commons on Wednesday.
Torbay MP Adrian Sanders the increase in charges since privatisation means bills in the South West of £450 and more are hitting pensioners.
He wants a maximum of 3% of household income going on water.
The bill is unlikely to become law, but Mr Sanders says its important the issue is kept on the agenda.
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