Why should you meter the water of
I am using less but paying more. Is there something I can do?
This is a common feeling in all housing societies that average the water bill.
Most housing societies either charge a flat fee or a fee based upon apartment area. This means that some residents pay for others’ usage as well.
I can’t install water meters in my building without replumbing.
Yes. Most apartments have multiple inlets for water.
So, metering would need the plumbing be modified to give a single point entry that can be metered. Replumbing can be prohibitively expensive and In a few cases not feasible at all.
How can I be sure that my monthly bill is accurate?
This is a valid doubt if meters are read manually every month.
Associations being not for profit, the per liter water tariff will change every month based upon the expenses. Both tabulation of meter readings and fixing of tariff are error prone, when done manually.