Southern Water will soon be installing water meters in Andover, Abbotts Ann, Amport, Vernham Dean and St Mary Bourne as part of their five-year work programme across the South East.
Under the programme, they are installing more than 500,000 water meters and exchanging 100,000 existing meters in Hampshire, Sussex and Kent by 2015 with work due to start in this area next month.
The plan for the water meter rollout for Andover and the surrounding villages is:
- SP11 7 (Abbotts Ann)
- SP11 8 (Amport)
- SP10 2 (Andover)
- SP10 3 (Andover)
- SP10 4 (Andover)
- SP11 0 (Vernham Dean)
- SP10 1 (Andover)
- SP10 5 (Andover)
- SP11 6 (St Mary Bourne)
The new meters Southern Water are installing are ‘intelligent’ and are equipped with leak alarms which will help them detect leaks on supply pipes and inside properties, as well as on their own mains network.
Southern Water will contact customers before their meters are fitted and the installation teams will work on a road-by-road basis and when they are in an area.
Installation is free and in most cases the meter will be fitted in the public footpath outside a property so there is no need to enter customers’ homes.
If you would like to find out more, call Southern Water’s Metering Customer Contact Centre on 0333 2003 013 or go to their website at www.southernwater.co.uk/metering
Thank you to Cllr Tony Hooke for the update.