Boaters using British Waterways pump-outs will face a huge increase in costs from tomorrow.
The price will rise from £10 to £14.75 with BW claiming that it actually costs them more than £30 to provide the service.
They blame the price hike on the cost of call-outs for breakdowns which they say are mostly caused by customer mis-use — and on the cost of emptying septic tanks in remote areas. They say that they will consult locally about closing the most expensive sites.
British Waterways say they did not give notice of the price changes because they wanted to avoid stock-piling of cards prior to the increase which comes into effect tomorrow.