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Water bill ‘too expensive’ to flush toilet

Image caption Shirley Widdop says her family has to “ration” the use of water – in a constant worry about bills and debts A disabled mother from Yorkshire says she is so worried about the cost of water that she sometimes has to miss out on washing or flushing the toilet. Shirley Widdop, from Keighley, whose bill, based on a water meter, has risen by 35%, says: “It’s outrageous and like something from the 1930s.” “We shouldn’t have to ration water.” A report on poverty from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation…

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