250,000 refuse to pay Thames Water bill
Thames Water reckon that unapid water and sewerage bills rose to £93million in 2011, up nearly 90% on the year before.
Simon Evans, a spokesman for Thames Water said: "We work very hard to work out who the genuine can't-pays are - as we want to offer people help who genuinely can't afford to pay. We try to decipher who they are from the won't pays."
"There are quite a few people who just think 'They can't cut me off so I won't bother paying'."
So everyone else has to foot the bill, which will appear in the shape of £80 a year to everyone's annual charge to pay for a new 'super sewer' and additional money will be added on, potentially £4-per-year for the 95% of people don't want to pay theirs.