Arrange for the Council to take a water meter reading for a property.
When a commercial or industrial property is sold, a final reading of the water meter must be made. At least 48 hours notice is required for a meter reading. Special water readings for commercial Banks Peninsula and Akaroa properties require one week’s notice to be organised.
On 1 October 2022, the Council introduced a new targeted rate for residential households using excess water. As a result, property settlements must now ensure all water usage and outstanding debts are accurately accounted for. When a residential property is sold, an estimated reading is used. We expect to make further changes to this process later in 2023.
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