Is a water meter right for me?

If you don’t already have a water meter, your current bills will be based on the rateable value of your home, not on the amount of water you use.

However, if you live on your own, have a small family or live in a house with a high rateable value, chances are you could be better off with a water meter.

Take a look at our water meter pack to see how much you could save. Our water usage calculator also shows what your bills would be with a water meter, based on the amount of water you are currently using in your home and garden.

With a water meter, you can work out how much water you’re using on a regular basis – which can help you understand how to save water and money. Environmentally, it makes sense too.

Where we fit them

Find out what they look like and where we fit them.

Can I change my mind once the water meter has been fitted?

If you apply for a water meter, you have the option to go back to unmeasured charges as long as you request this within two years of the meter being fitted. Should you decide to switch back, the water meter won't be removed although your bills will then be calculated using the rateable value of your home rather than how much water you use.

Please note: if you have moved into a property which already has a water meter fitted, you do not have the option to switch back to unmeasured charges.

How to apply 

All home owners can apply for a water meter and it only takes a few minutes to do this online. We fit water meters free of charge.

If you are a tenant and have a fixed term agreement, you can apply too. If your agreement is less than six months, please obtain your landlord’s permission first before applying.

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