Regions water bills questioned

Post date: Jul 23, 2020 10:30:27 PM

Mid-Western Regional Council residents are being assured that water bills are correct after they were issued earlier this week.

Social media, along with our newsroom have seen many complaints of unusually higher bills since the instillation of NEW smart water meters in the area.

Mid-Western Regional Council told us that for some residents this will be the first or second water notice they have received using readings from the Smart Water Meter.

Their spokesperson says that the new meters provide more accurate readings on water usage and some residents may notice slight increases to usage, as a result of the increased sensitivity of smart meters and their ability to monitor much smaller flows than the older style meters.

In coming months, Council will be launching a new online portal where property owners can monitor their water usage with daily updates and hourly consumption available.