Waters meters to be installed

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Over the next three months the Selwyn District Council will be installing water meters in Leeston.

The project is part of the district-wide rollout of water meters for all households on Selwyn District Council water supplies.

Around 86% of council supply households across the district are already on meters. Water meters are already fitted at most newer Leeston properties, and this project will complete installations at around 520 households, starting in early October.

A council spokesperson said metering has been shown to reduce water consumption as it links water use to charging.

“Households that use less water benefit from lower charges, while those using more pay higher changes.” For Leeston properties where meters are installed, there will be some changes to the way water is charged and from July 1, 2018, water charges in Leeston will move to the same system used in other fully-metered areas like Rolleston and West Melton.

From this date Leeston properties will pay a reduced standard water rate, plus a charge per cubic metre of 44 cents.

“Households with average water use will find their total charge remains similar to what they currently pay.”