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    We have just had a water meter fitted and im not sure its a good or bad thing
    on the one hand you only pay for what you use but when you are like us (always washing cars and watering the garden in the so called summers we have )
    we have a chioce and dont have to decide for another 2 years
    I was going to see how much it was next year as I have now installed 3 water butts For watering the garden and will take the cars down the local car wash
    Was thinking maybe flush the toilet once a week and get the wife to do the washing in the stream that runs at the end of the road
    Anyone got any views good or bad would like to hear your opinions

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    We've got a water meter in the house we are in and it costs about the same as the local water rates.

    We have a 2 year old, so the bath is used quite often and the dishwasher is on once a day and the washer for 2 loads a day normally. (Both dishwasher and washing machine are "A" rated and low water consumpltion though)

    Allegedly, if you have more people than bedrooms then you are better off without a water meter (for example 2x adults + 3 children in a 3 bed home).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpitman View Post
    We've got a water meter in the house we are in and it costs about the same as the local water rates.

    We have a 2 year old, so the bath is used quite often and the dishwasher is on once a day and the washer for 2 loads a day normally. (Both dishwasher and washing machine are "A" rated and low water consumpltion though)

    Allegedly, if you have more people than bedrooms then you are better off without a water meter (for example 2x adults + 3 children in a 3 bed home).

    HTH
    thanks for your informative reply am going to give it a go next year and if its dearer then i will go back to the other charges the year after

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    the water meter measure what come IN and then assumes what goes out as a percentage of the incoming. Make sure you advise the water board of your water buts etc and recycling as the outgoing water (waste) is FAR more expensive than the incoming.

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    water meter fitted to one of our old properties ... worked out cheaper WITH the meter than without

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    i got one fitted in july,and the bills are half the price

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    it is the general concensus that meters are cheaper than rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy007 View Post
    thanks for your informative reply am going to give it a go next year and if its dearer then i will go back to the other charges the year after
    There will come a time as all water authorities are going towards when you will not have a choice meters will be compulsory due to the fines they receive for water wastage, I have just moved and the water meter was fitted but I have a choice until next June when in my area all water charges are mandated as water meter.
    I have to say though the water consumption is lower in my property with the meter than on rates, so its not an issue for me yet.

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    There is five of us in our house on a water meter. Definatly more expensive for us. Five baths everyday, lots of dishes, kids paddling pool in the summer etc. Think it would work out cheaper for smaller families

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicj View Post
    Five baths everyday...
    Wow... thats a lot of water

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