Wednesday, May 29, 2024

MidCoast water meter replacement program flows

More than 8,000 water meters will be replaced across the NSW MidCoast region over the next six months, MidCoast Council has announced.

All water meters over 15 years old will be replaced with new meters as part of MidCoast Council’s asset renewal program, with works to kick off in Bulahdelah on 4 October.

Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott said that over time the mechanical components within a water meter could wear down, resulting in the meter under reading the amount of water being consumed.

“When this happens customers are charged for less water than they’ve used, which means customers with older meters are essentially paying a reduced amount,” said Mr Scott.

“This program helps ensure our charges are accurate and fair for everyone.”

After commencing in Bulahdelah, the program will move to Stroud, Stroud Road, Gloucester and Barrington.

The whole replacement process is expected to take around 15-30 minutes per meter.

Mr Scott said it was important for customers to keep in mind that the improved accuracy of their new meter could be reflected in their next bill.

“As there is a chance your old meter had started to under read, you may find your next water account is slightly higher in usage and cost,” he said

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