Information for NPDC website –Pilot Area Roll-Out
The roll-out of water meters across all residential properties in the district is a big job and we want to make sure we have our installation processes running smoothly before we tackle the district-wide installation (which starts in July 2022).
The pilot project will take place in May 2022, and will involve NPDC installing water meters at about 200 residences within the New Plymouth suburb of Brooklands.
Brooklands is an established suburb that provides a range of properties with different installation requirements, which we’ll come across throughout the district. This includes shared water meter properties, water tobies that need relocating to the boundary, and older pipes. We’ll be able to identify issues and the solutions we’ll need for smooth installations.
The metering componentry we have available to use, ahead of the larger shipment arriving in in July, allows us to install to an area of 200 connections.
The pilot area includes:
Up John street
The installation is a two-stage process. Our contractors will be in the area for approximately four weeks.
What to expect during installation
NPDC will undertake these works at no cost to you and with minimal disturbance.
For the next few years the way that homeowners pay for their water supply won’t change – there will continue to be a uniform annual charge as part of rates.
The exceptions are those properties classed as extraordinary supply. Extraordinary supplies are anything over and above ordinary domestic use, e.g. swimming pool, commercial or business.
Once your meter is installed, you can begin to read it and see what your daily water consumption is.
For tips on water conservation, click here.
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Page last updated: 01:58PM Tue 26 April 2022