Water Meter Renewal Programme

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What we are doing

Council is at the start of a four-year programme to replace water meters around the city. The first tranche of 5000 mechanical meters, ordered in December 2018, has now been delivered and installation is beginning from mid-May 2019.

The first installations will be at properties in the Tahunanui/Annesbrook area. Each area will be informed in advance when the meter replacement is due to take place. There will only be a short interruption to water supply as the meter is installed. 

Nelmac is carrying out this work on Council’s behalf. This page will be updated with the current installation areas as the programme progresses.


The programme to replace approximately 15,200 meters citywide that have reached the end of their service lives will take approximately four years as the budget is spread over that period.

Traffic Management

On most streets, there is likely to be very little effect on vehicle traffic but in places footpath or driveway access maybe be affected for short periods. Nelmac will advise residents if needed as the project progresses.