The Installation of Individual Water Meters at Your Property
Are you a Body Corporate or Strata Manager who manages apartment blocks or units? Have tenants being requesting that individual water meters be installed? Get an insight into the process we follow here at Worboys Plumbing, to ensure your experience is as smooth and stress free as possible!
Concerned about this task?
The installation of individual water meters can seem like an overwhelming task. If the property has individual control valves for each apartment, then the installation process is relatively straight forward. However, there are some properties that do not have individual stop taps installed and will require some additional works in order to separate the apartments for the installation of individual meters, but we can advise and quote accordingly if this is necessary.
Are There Rules and Guidelines You Need to Follow?
Yes; there are generally strict rules involved with the installation of individual meters and these vary with different water authorities. At Gallant Plumbing, we organise everything from the initial application, through to preparing and arranging the installation of the water meters from the local authority.
What disruption can we expect with the process?
Unfortunately there is some disruption to the water service during the installation process which can’t be helped. There is just one mandatory requirement for this process which is that access is available to all locked areas on the day of the installation by the water authority, otherwise they will charge an extra fee to return.
What are the Benefits of Installing Individual Water Meters?
There are many advantages that come with installing individual water meters. A core benefit is that each unit/apartment will only be charged for their individual water use. That means the amount each unit is charged on their water bill, is a true reflection of their water use. This decreases arguments and disagreements with water bills between owners and tenants.
Another benefit is that when a water leak presents itself at a property, if there are individual water meters installed, this makes it far easier to narrow down where the leak could be coming from. If a tenant has a high water bill which is out of the ordinary, it is highly likely the water leak is associated with their apartment/unit. This type of information means a plumber can more easily identify where a leak is coming from and resolve the issue efficiently, meaning a cheaper plumbing bill for you!
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