Can you have a water Metre removed from your property?

You must not remove it or instruct anyone else to remove it for you under any circumstances. It is a contravention of the Water Act (as stated in section 175 of the Water Industry Act 1991) and can be a criminal offence to interfere with, wilfully damage or remove the meter.

Can you ask for a water meter to be removed?

Yes you can. If you change your mind before the meter is installed, contact your company immediately to cancel your request. If your meter has already been installed, the company will not remove it.

Do I need permission to move water meter?

Remember, it’s illegal to tamper with a water meter, or move it without our permission, so please don’t get started until we’ve given you the nod!

Is it good to have a water meter?

A water meter means you only pay for the water you use. So that could mean significant savings for your household, or bigger bills – which of course you want to avoid at all costs. If you don’t have a water meter, you pay a fixed price for your water. It doesn’t matter how much water you use, your bill won’t change.

Are water meters a good idea?

Changing to a water meter may benefit you if you don’t use much water. It may also be worth changing to a meter if your property has a high rateable value. This is because some water bills are based on the rateable value of the property.

Can you change from a water meter to rates?

Don’t worry – you can switch back to unmetered billing. Just make sure you ask your water company within the first year. It won’t take the meter away, but it will change your bills back.

Does a water meter save money?

“Water bills are based on the value of your house, the rateable value. “So the bigger it is, the more you pay, whereas meters, depend on how much you use. “The less people, the less you use.” If you think you could save money, Martin recommended using the free calculator on the Consumer Council for Water website.

Can you bypass a water meter?

A water meter bypass is a connection made prior to the meter that redirects the flow of water around the meter and back into domestic plumbing. View the Water meter by-pass drawing (PDF).

What are the disadvantages of a water meter?

Reasons not to switch to a water meter

  • High volume water usage. Obviously if you do use a lot of water then it makes no sense to switch.
  • You wouldn’t be paying for leaks.
  • Fixed fees mean no surprises.
  • You can’t change your mind in the long term.
  • It could affect future sale of the property.