More than 200,000 new water meters

More than 200,000 water meters have been installed by Southern Water since 2010.

Over 60 per cent of households in the company’s supply area across Sussex, Hampshire and Kent now have a meter, up from 40 per cent at the start of the installation programme. By the time the programme is completed in 2015, 500,000 new water meters will have been installed, saving an estimated 17.6 million litres of water a day – enough to meet the needs of more than 40,000 family households.

Darren Bentham, director of market Reform for Southern Water, said: “It only seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the first 10,000 meters being installed, but now we’ve put in 20 times as many.

“Alongside tackling leakage and developing new water resources, water metering is at the heart of our long-term plans to manage water resources across the South East, a region officially defined as water stressed. Our customers also agree that it is a fairer way to charge, as you pay for the amount of water you use.”

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