City Launches Voluntary Residential Water Meter Program
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George has launched a new program it hopes will help the City conserve water.
The Voluntary Residential Water Meter Program is available starting today to single family residence homeowners.
It allows residents to track their own usage and offers the chance for them to potentially save money when it comes time to pay their utility bill.
This after Council recently approved a resolution to provide 100 water meters this year to single-family residential customers who are currently on a fixed rate payment system. The implementation of the Voluntary Residential Water Meter Program supports Council’s goals of “Green City, Green Practices,” and “Sustainable Infrastructure.”
Gina Layte Liston, Director of Public Works, says water meters allow for more accurate tracking of water consumption and more precise knowledge of leakage within the system.
“For the customer, it allows for onsite monitoring to ensure more accurate billing on actual consumption instead of an average.”
The City is providing the water meter and plumbing permit at no cost to the homeowner though the homeowner must pick up the tab for the installation of the meter, all pipe fittings and adapters and any construction required to repair damage created through the installation of the meter.
Each meter must be installed and inspected by a City plumbing inspector in 2016. For more information call Development Services at 250-561-7611.