Can we install separate water meters in our building? – Suzanne, QLD


Can anything be done regarding separate water meters? I find it unfair to have to pay for excess water other owners use. Am I really obligated to pay for Walter Wellyboots who washes his car every second day, or Mrs Green Thumb who waters her perfectly lush garden twice a day? 


A plumber can provide a quote to transition to individual water meters. However, you should first discuss this with the committee as they may have already done some research on splitting metres on your property. With the support of the committee, you could submit a motion to the next annual general meeting for approval, prior to action being taken. To find out more about reducing costs and energy wastage on your property, and find out other initiatives your property can get behind, visit our CommunityGreen page. Many people don’t know that there are lots of ways to reduce water and electricity wastage on common property in order to save money.