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Water Meters in Rudgwick

posted 25 Nov 2010, 03:32 by James Smith
First of all, thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Apple Day! We had a great time talking to you all, and it was great to meet so many interested people!

Now, do you have a water meter on your property? If not, you probably will soon! During November, Southern Water will be starting to install water meters for all their customers across the village. You might well see the information van in your road soon.

West Sussex has the second highest water usage in the country, and the whole of the South East is classed as a 'water stressed' area, so it's important to try and cut that down. Households with water meters tend to use 10% less than those without, which, if you apply it across a large area, adds up to a lot of water!

Unfortunately, on top of being used by households, a lot of water is wasted through leaks. The new meters will include intelligent leak alarms, which will alert the water company if there is a leak on your property. These will be repaired free of charge in the majority of cases.

The best bit about having a meter is that if you save water, you save money. Here are a few tips to get you started:
  • Install flush savers in your toilet cisterns.
  • Keep your showers short.
  • Don't leave taps running.
  • Install a water butt to use in your garden.
For more information and tips, visit, or contact Sustainable Rudgwick ( or call James on 823063).