What is a water meter and why do we need one?
A water meter is a device that measures how much water you use. It is similar to your gas or electricity meter. Due to drastic changes in the weather, drought and the constant possibility of water restrictions in South Africa, it is becoming imperative to control water usage and practice water savings techniques using water meters.
Water meters are the fairest way to pay, as you only pay for the water you actually use, giving you control over your bills. They are vital in helping to secure future water supplies as they encourage people to use less water and help us to find leaks and fix them faster.
Water restrictions in South Africa
Water resources in South Africa are seriously stretched. On average, we each use almost a third more water than we did 30 years ago. Forecasts show that if we do nothing and continue as we are, by 2020 there will be a shortfall in the amount of water available of 133 million litres per day, the equivalent to 53 Olympic swimming pools.
Demand for water in Gauteng already exceeds available supplies, we need to start using less now to ensure there is enough to go round.
Meters are based on what you use, just like gas and electric, instead of your current tariff which is based on the rateable value of your home. People with meters tend to use 12% less water on average, which will help to conserve this precious resource.
How do I get a Water Meter installed?
Hyperion Plumbers are water meter installation specialists. Contact us today!!! Our work is quoted in full and upfront during our free consultation. You get a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every water meter installation.