Will fitting a meter affect the electrical earthing in my property?

Our preference is always to fit the meter inside your home. This should have no effect on your electrical earthing. We will fit a permanent bonding cable around the meter and this must stay in place.

If we have to fit the meter outside your property, however, and your electrical system used the water service pipe as an earth, there may be some effect. We will always discuss this with you when we fit your meter and will provide advice if this applies to you.

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Related Frequently Asked Questions

After the meter has been fitted can I change my mind?

Yes - you have up to 24 months from the date the meter is fitted to decide if you wish to go back to rateable value charges.

I would like a meter fitted, what should I do?

You can apply for a water meter here and you can also find out everything you need to know about water meters, including the potential savings you could make, what they look like, and how we install them.

Is it safe and secure to transmit my Automated Meter Reading?

Yes - The meters are a ‘one way’ device – they only send meter read information out and have no functionality to receive any signal – in other words, they cannot be hacked.