Water Meters | Trial Phase
Property owners will receive two trial water use readings before the change to the new water charging system is introduced from July 1, 2014.
This will give you time before the new charging system starts to:
- Gauge your household use
- Check for any leaks within your private boundary and fix them
- Look at how to lower your water use
- Know how much your future water bills are likely to be if your use remains the same
The water meter readings will be undertaken by DataCol NZ Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Electra.
Each property's meter will be read three times between late January and the change to charging by volume in July.
Water meters have been ticking over since installation, so the first reading is to establish a baseline. Property owners will then receive two trial water use readings between mid March and mid April, and between mid May and the end of June.
There are too many households to send out the trial reads all at once.