Nelson water meter round starts in April 2021

09/03/2021 12:41pm

The next residential water meter reading round starts on Thursday 1 April, and will continue until the end of May.

Please ensure that your meter box is easily accessible for the meter readers to locate and read.

The meter readers are allowed to read the meters between 7am and 7pm seven days a week, including public holidays.

Our meter readers will be wearing hi-visibility vests and they also carry identification with them, which you can ask to see.

As part of the ongoing maintenance of the meters, some meters will be checked to see if they are still recording accurately, and owners will be notified if testing is required.

If your meter is not easily accessible for the readers, e.g. behind a locked fence or if you have dogs, please call our contractor on 027 286 7337, to make arrangements for the meter to be read.

All water used through the meter is charged at $2.092 per cubic metre.

The invoices are posted out usually within two weeks of the meter being read.

Most will be due for payment on 20 June 2021. If your account has a balance of less than $10 or a credit of less than $10 no invoice will be sent.

Water meter reading will continue while it is safe to do so at COVID-19 Alert Levels 1 and 2 but will not take place at Levels 3 or 4.

Anyone having difficulty paying their water invoice, should call Council's Customer Service Centre on 03 546 0200 or email to discuss a manageable payment arrangement.