Indian utility to buy more water meters


India Flag 2New Delhi, India — (METERING.COM) — February 2, 2007 – Water utility Delhi Jal Board has announced it will shortly be buying 100,000 water meters, as one of the steps that must be taken before the whole of Delhi is metered. At present there are 1.4 million water connections in the city, but only 900,000 are metered. The remaining customers are billed according to where they live and the type of accommodation they live in.

The decision to acquire the new meters will improve the utility’s revenues, as the consumers who are not metered tend to use more water than they are billed for. It will also help to reduce wastage of water.

The meters will be supplied by a private company, which will also be responsible for their operation and maintenance.