Installing water meters

​​​​ A project to install water meters in those parts of the Waipa district that don't already have them. This project is a sub-set of the Waipa water infrastructure strategy.​


Residential properties in Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Kihikihi are the only parts of the Waipa district that do not already have water meters.  Meters were installed in Ohaupo (in 1991) and in parts of Pirongia (in 1997). The majority of rural, industrial and commercial water use throughout the Waipa district is already metered.
Water meters will be installed across the district from July 2016 to June 2017.  There will be no water meter bills sent out until July 2018.

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​Meter installation progress

Want to know when you may expect to have a meter installed at your property? View our map and get more information using our water meter installation finder.​​

Key milestones

  • Install meters on properties which already have manifolds May/June 2016
  • Begin installing water meters across the district July 2016 (to June 2017)
  • Begin reading meters, in preparation for dummy bills, from July 2017 
  • Send out the first water bills in mid-2018

Completion date

  • July 2018


  • $7 million 


Links to media releases​

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