Our region is one of the largest, fastest growing and driest areas in the UK. Since privatisation in 1989, we’ve been installing water meters to help manage demand and look after this most precious resource. As a result more than 80% of you now pay on a meter.
Through new technology water meters can now monitor household usage, hour by hour. We have been exploring how you can benefit from these new products.
If you live in Norwich or Newmarket find out here if you’ve had a smart meter fitted.
In 2013, we trialed what were the latest smart meters in Colchester, taking readings from around 50% of the town’s homes via a weekly drive-by from the Council’s bin lorries. This method does not feature in our long term plans and we hope to upgrade these to the newest generation of meters (providing hourly data) by 2025.
For tips on how to make small changes to save water and money visit our ‘My Use’ portal.