Water meters benefit the environment
The introduction of water meters has noticeably reduced household water use. With water meters, customers are now able to better monitor and reduce the water they use both inside and outside the home.
In Tasmania, TasWater is the 12th largest user of power in the state. By installing water meters, we have helped reduce our carbon footprint in the following ways:
- With lower water use, TasWater has less need to pump vast amounts of water, lower electricity use and treatment costs and uses a lower quantity of treatment chemicals
- By detecting hidden leaks in the system, pumping and treatment can be further reduced leading to additional environmental benefits
- At the other end of the water cycle, benefits arise with decreases in sewage treatment and pumping, this means that less waste is returned back into the environment
- Old water meters will be recycled, and parts used in the manufacture of new meter