- 1 What do I do if my water meter is faulty?
- 2 Can a water meter be removed from a property?
- 3 Is it illegal not to have a water meter?
- 4 Can a water company install a meter without permission?
- 5 How do I know if my water meter is faulty?
- 6 Can water meters give false readings?
- 7 Can a plumber move a water meter?
- 8 Is it better to have water meter?
- 9 Do all new builds have water meters?
- 10 Why do I have 2 water meters?
- 11 Can I read my own water meter?
- 12 Are water smart meters compulsory?
- 13 Does my flat have a water meter?
- 14 Can I change water supplier?
What do I do if my water meter is faulty?
If you think that your water meter is faulty or broken you should contact your water supplier. Failure to do so could end up with you paying too much – or too little – for your water.
Can a water meter be removed from a property?
In short, the law does not permit the removal of a meter in these circumstances. The water industry regulater, Ofwat, says: ‘Customers moving into properties with water meters cannot have the meter removed and must pay for their water on a metered basis.
Is it illegal not to have a water meter?
You have a right to be charged for your water on the basis of what you use. This means you have a right to have a meter installed free of charge, unless it’s not practical or is unreasonably expensive to do this.
Can a water company install a meter without permission?
Ofwat and other water companies strongly advise customers to get a meter fitted to save money on their water bills – but unless your water firm informs you it is compulsory, it is optional.
How do I know if my water meter is faulty?
The best way to check is to find a multi-galloned receptacle that you can fill up with an exact measurement. If you check the measurement of water with your water meter and the numbers don’t add up, you have yourself a faulty meter and that needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
Can water meters give false readings?
Again, this is a common concern with water consumers when they get a high water bill. But the simple truth is that water meters never read inaccurately high. As mechanical meters wear out, they sometimes read low, and undercharge you; but they simply don’t read high.
Can a plumber move a water meter?
If your water meter is inside your home, and you want to move it to another position inside your home, you can either ask us to move it, or arrange for a water industry approved plumber to move it for you. If your water meter is outside, and you want to move it inside, the work must be done by United Utilities.
Is it better to have water meter?
A water meter means you only pay for the water you use. So that could mean significant savings for your household, or bigger bills – which of course you want to avoid at all costs. If you don’t have a water meter, you pay a fixed price for your water. It doesn’t matter how much water you use, your bill won’t change.
Do all new builds have water meters?
Since 1990, all new homes have been built with a water meter and before that the last large-scale rateable value assessment came in 1973, with new builds in-between obviously having their own evaluation. Unfortunately you cannot have your home re-valued.
Why do I have 2 water meters?
Dual metering is having two meters on your property that lets you know how much water is used outside versus indoors so that your sewer fee is based on just your indoor water usage.
Can I read my own water meter?
A water meter measures the volume of water that passes through it. Every house has its own water meter, usually located in line with the front boundary of the property. These water meters can also be manually read.
Are water smart meters compulsory?
Official: DEFRA confirms ‘Smart’ Water Meters are NOT compulsory.
Does my flat have a water meter?
If you live in a flat or or apartment, you might find your water meter and stop tap in a cabinet inside the building. Your meter should be marked with your flat number.
Can I change water supplier?
Under the current legislation, household customers are not able to change their water supplier or sewerage service provider. The water or sewerage company that supplies your property will depend on where you live. If you are a business customer, find out more about choosing your supplier.