Understanding Your Water Meter: Maintenance, Repair, and Consumption 
A water meter is a device that measures the amount of water used in a building that is supplied by the public water supply system. In Timmins, commercial and industrial property owners are required to install a water meter. Residential property owners can also choose to install a water meter. For residents with a large number of rooms, there can be potential benefit from being on a water meter if there is careful water consumption.

Water meters are purchased by the property owner through Service Timmins. Installation, maintenance and repair of the water meter is the responsibility of the property owner and must be carried out by a contractor approved by the City. No adjustments or reductions can be made to your water bill due to excessive water usage. Small home repair concerns like a leaking or running toilet, leaking faucets, leaking washing machine or dishwasher can have a dramatic impact on a property owner’s quarterly water bill.

It’s important to ensure an installed water meter is working correctly and that any repairs, like a leaking outdoor faucet, are made quickly. For property owners with rental units on a water meter system, it is particularly important that tenants practice sensible water use and communicate any potential water concerns quickly so that repairs can be made.

Finally, metered water is read and billed quarterly. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that their water meter is accessible and can be clearly read.

There are numerous potential benefits to having or installing a water meter. Water meters can help property owners be more accountable for water consumption; they can lead to better leak detection and repair; they can result in more accurate water bills; and, they can help reduce daily water usage, which is good for the environment.

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Posted by Amanda Dyer On 8/29/2022 at 2:57 PM  

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