Water and electric costs for a small yard?

TheHairyOne

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Hiya, only ever been on livery, so no clue on the annual costs of the above for a small 5 box and one tack room yard...trying to work out costs for a potential oportunity if anyone can help?

To give you an idea horses out 24/7 8-9 months of the year, work full time so lights on maybe half an hour in the morning, 3 hours in the evening mondy to friday in the winter. Flood lit school for 2 hours of riding in the evening.

Only covering the cost of the actual usage, not anything else!

Thanks.

C
 

OLDGREYMARE

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Just a thought ,if you don't have mains drainage your water company should not charge you for it,makes the bills much better.
 

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I am on a sub meter for water, so the standing charge is split 3 ways. I have 3 horses,sometimes 4, and on average the water bill is £35-40 a quarter.
I have solar so can't help with electric.
 

TheHairyOne

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Thanks all...still looking for some ideas on the electric. This is not on mains drainage but the small yard is off a properties mains so its literally just the cost of what we would use!
 
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I have a 5/7 box yard, water is on a meter for 'field' and I have between 2 and 4 equines at any time.
Usual payment every 6 months averages about £25 - 30.00. Half yearly meter charge is around £20 each time, a cubic metre is currently about a quid.
I do have waterbutts and these are used for washing buckets, boots, feet etc. Obviously biggest consumption is field tanks in summer.
Oh - not much pony washing going on either :redface3:

My lighting is all 12v so cant help you on electric costs.
 

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My electric for my barn and stables is a prepayment metre, just about the most expensive electric you can buy. The standing charge is actually more than my electric usage, which is a mains electric fence and occasional lights which are big fluorescent ones, it works about £5 a week.
 

OLDGREYMARE

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My yard is also supplied with water via a neighbouring property. If you get the water company to put in a meter between main property and yard you will not have to pay the sewerage part of the bill which practically halves it. My yard is 5 boxes but electric bill is miniscule as I don't have a floodlit school and never do the horses now in the dark.Just the mains fencer and a bit of clipping. I also collect rain water for soaking hay when possible.
 
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