All Utility Customers are required to have a water meter installed. Water meters will help ensure that all users are billed fairly for water. There is no charge for the installation of these meters but homeowners are responsible for protecting the meter once installed.
Metering provides information on how much water is used by whom, where and in which season. This can be used to improve management of the water systems and to fairly charge customers for the water they actually use. Metering also provides the most fair and equitable basis to pay for water. People who use less, pay less.
Leaks are generally the result of faulty plumbing, appliances and fixtures. Ninety percent of high water bills are caused by leaks. If a leak is found in a home or business, it is the responsibility of the individual owner to take the necessary steps toward repairing the leak.
During the spring and summer months water use can increase by 50 per cent because of outdoor watering activities. By adopting some water-savvy habits around your home this summer, you can save money on your water bills and still have the pristine lawn and garden that are the pride of the neighbourhood. What can you do to this summer to make every drop count?