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The Benefits of Water Meter Boxes

Did you know that more than 500,000 people in the northwest of England have already switched to a water meter? Why not join them and reap the benefit of cheaper bills?

There are many things you might’ve heard about water meter boxes, but here at Total Pipes, we want to set the record straight and outline the key advantages of having a water meter.

What is a Water Meter?

A water meter is a useful device that measures the volume of water delivered to a property. Residential water meters are often located near to the curb or at the front of your property within a concrete box. The water meter box will have a metal or plastic lid and be clearly labelled ‘water’ or ‘water meter’.

One of the reasons why so many people have decided to switch to a water meter is because it’s one of the fairest ways to charge for water.

4 Key Benefits of Water Meter Boxes:

An incentive to use less

Water meter boxes make you more aware of how much water you use. Seeing how much you’re using can explain why your water bill might be costing you a fortune and will give you the incentive to use less.

Your water bill will depend on:

• the number of people living in your home
• how much water each individual uses
• how much you’re able to reduce your water use

Installing a water meter and fittings is a great idea if there are fewer occupants at your home than bedrooms. It can also save money and reduce your utility bills!

Control over your bills

For many households, a water meter box is the most effective way to cut bills. Like gas and electric meters, a water meter box is based on what you use, rather than rateable property value. It reduces energy bills as more than 20% of your energy bill is from heating water.

Encourage water conservation

Given the strain that’s put on limited resources, conservation is critical for both the environment and your wallet.

A running tap can waste more than 6L of water a minute, however, a water meter box allows you to effectively reduce water usage and conserve water.

Identification of leaks

It’s good practice to regularly read your water meter and give your water company a reading to make sure your bills are accurate. This will also help you to monitor how much water you’re using and make it easier for you to identify leaks.

According to the Consumer Council for Water, you aren’t required to pay for water that’s lost through a proven leak. You’re entitled to a ‘leak allowance’.

Contact Total Pipes

Here at Total Pipes, we supply a wide range of Plasson water meter boxes, mounts, connectors and kits and will be more than happy to guide you in selecting the most suitable water meter box and fittings. So call us on 01254 382 000 or email and we’ll do everything we can to help.