If you do not currently have water meter fittings, your current water bill is most likely based on the ratable value of your property, which means that it is not based on the actual amount of water that you are using on a daily basis. In other words, the amount that you are paying for your water bill is not based on the actual amount of water you are using.
If you are living on your own, or if you have a small family unit, chances are that you are paying way too much for your water services. You may therefore want to do some research into having water meter fittings on your home.
With water meter fittings, you will be able to find out how much actual water you are using on a day-to-day basis. This will help you understand how to save on water usage, which will in turn save you money in the long run. Now if you are the environmentalist, YES, environmentally it makes a lot of sense as well!
Water Meter Fittings
Water meters are now fitted inside your home wherever it is possible to fit one. They will need to be fitted onto a water supply line, meaning the pipe that actually brings the water into your home. They are fitted close to the stop tap or also known as the stopcock. This tap is typically found to be in the kitchen or maybe a downstairs bathroom. In houses that are older that may have been remodeled at some point, it may be in another area of the home.
Newer meters that are being used today can be read remotely, this means that a meter man does not have to bother you or your family in order to enter your home to get a reading. The size of a Water Meter is typically the size of your standard size can of baked beans.
If you do have a water meter fitting and after a while decide that a meter is not for you, you always can revert to the old way of being charged, by your home’s ratable value instead of on the amount of water you are actually using. Keep in mind that there is a time limit on this conversion back; you will have a 24 month window in order to decide if it is right for you. If you do decide to switch back, there is no extra charge for this service.