Water meters

Like all energy costs, water prices are continually rising, putting pressure on your budget and forcing you to economise. In townhouses, duplex’s or body corporate situations this pressure is exacerbated by the fact that some people end up paying more than their fair share of the water bill due to unclear or faulty estimations of average water usage. Water meters are a great way of ensuring you only pay for what you use, and can save you drastically in the long run.

Duncan’s Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning can install sub and individual water meters that give you a precise reading of your consumption at the point of entry to your fixtures. We will also install smart/ digital water meters, automated sending units that give you access to your consumption information and help you divide and calculate your share correctly on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. In certain circumstances, we can even install an approved separate billing meter to lessen the hassle even further.

Duncan’s Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning is committed to helping you find a solution. Before installing any water meters, we will provide a consultation service with the body corporate, individuals concerned or facility manager to work out a solution. In some cases, the installation/investigation and consultation outlays can be recouped when large volumes of water have been consumed by others (when you are in a shared billing arrangement). So talk to the friendly staff at Duncan’s Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning today to explore your options.

All of our work carried out is certified and approved by ACTPLA, Icon Water and our private hydraulic certifier.

Frequently asked questions:

  • I own a townhouse can I request a second water meter?

    It will cost you to install and provide a non-read sub deduct water meter. This will give you the exact amount of consumption to know if your charges are correct.

  • What are the steps to organise a new water meter? Do I need to organise anything with Icon water?

    There is plenty to do. The general approach is to employ a licensed plumber and hydraulic certifier to formulate a proposal to be put forward to ACTPLA and Icon Water. If this is approved an estimation or quote can be provided as all parties will have agreed on approvals. Then the installation and inspection process happen, once completed the final paperwork is then finalised for the separate water the water meter job is completed. This water meter will be read by Icon Water and have a totally separate water bill for this property.

  • What are the benefits of having a separate water meter?

    User pays, no arguments between a group of houses, villas, dual occupancy blocks, flats or apartments.

  • How long does it take to install a new water meter?

    The planning approvals and certification can take 3-6 months pending all government departments work load. Hence at Duncan’s Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning we provide two separate fees to gain certification for consultation / approval and approved works so there’s an opportunity to gain several external quotes if required.