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Water Meter Leaks

A water meter is a device that measures how much water you use. It is similar to your gas or electricity meter. Your supplier uses readings from the meter to calculate how much to charge you for your water and sewerage services.

If you have a meter, the amount you pay will depend on how much water you have used. If you do not have a meter, you will be charged a fixed amount each year (‘unmetered’ charges).

Your water company will usually read your meter twice a year. If it cannot read your meter, it will estimate how much water you have used so that it can send you a bill. You can also provide a meter reading to your company yourself at any time. If you disagree with your estimated bill and want one based on your own meter reading, the company will send you a further bill based on that reading. It is a good idea to read your meter regularly and give the company a reading so your bills are more accurate. It will also help you to track how much water you are using and make it easier to…

Water Conservation

Less than 2% of the earths water supply is fresh.The average person in Britain uses 155 litres of water a day. A figure that has dramatically risen in the past 30 years & looks set to climb. Getting water to your taps uses a lot of energy especially when its heated up. If every UK home reduced there hot water use by just 5% the CO2 saving would be equivalent to taking around half a million cars of the road.

Saving water saves you money & helps save the environment.

In developing countries each person uses only 20 litres a day 1/3 of household water is used to flush the toilet. On average, people flush the toilet 5.2 times a day. Washing machines and dishwashers used over 500 billion litres of water in the UK in 2000 alone (94% was used by washing machines).

Recent predictions show that consumption is set to rise by an additional 100 billion litres by the year 2020.Just taking a five minute shower very day, instead of a bath, will use a third of the water, saving up to 400 litr…