After extended public consultation, Council’s Assets and Services Committee has approved the installation of meters and a tariff structure for the Renwick township.
About 100 Renwick properties have been identified to be part of a water meter case study and householders will be contacted soon. The plan is to install meters at the end of this year and the data used to show other residents how the meters work and what the billing structure would look like.
Council wants the data to show people how much water different sized households would typically be using, and how the costs structure would apply in each case. Names and addresses of volunteer households won’t be published.
It’s likely to take about 12 months to install meters at every property throughout the township. The cost will be met by Council.
Council also plans to meet Havelock’s Water User Group, hopefully by the end of the month, to continue discussions on water metering for that township.