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3 May 2018
A free service to help Waipā households reduce their water use and lower their water bills has been launched.
Waipa District Council has finished installing water meters across its district and has already sent the first of two mock bills district-wide.
The second and final mock water bills will be sent to Te Awamutu and Kihikihi households later this month and to Cambridge households in June. The first real water bill will be sent to property owners later this year and will continue to be sent every quarter.
Waipā’s Water Services Manager, Tony Hale, said the free in-home water saving service is aimed at households with unusually high water readings that were likely to be paying more than they needed to.
“A high reading might signal a water leak or that there’s something else going on with appliances or the way people are using water,” Tony said.
“Either way, it’s in everyone’s interests to have a good look because the less water households use, the less money they’ll pay.”
Households tapping into the service will have a home visit from Water Advisor, Chris Parker, to check household appliances and advise ways to save water. Where possible Chris will retrofit a range of free water-saving devices including flow restrictors, tap aerators, shower timers and toilet flush restrictors.
The water saving service has been jointly funded by the Waipa and Waikato District Councils. To enquire about the service, call 0800 WAIPADC (0800 924 723).
Water advisor Chris Parker offers free home visits to help households reduce their water bill.