Sub-metering in Strata Schemes
Metering and billing arrangements for fixed and variable charges in strata schemes may vary, depending on whether the strata scheme is a new scheme or an existing scheme.
New strata schemes
New strata schemes will be metered in one of the following ways:
• Single master meter only; or
• Lots individually connected to our water main, or via a water meter manifold.
Where there is a single master meter only, our fixed and variable charges for each lot will be based on the general or special unit entitlement of each lot if provided or available to TasWater, or will be billed to the strata scheme’s body corporate.
Where we have approved each lot being individually connected to our water main, each lot owner will be billed a fixed charge based on the size of each lot’s individual water connection and a variable charge based on the volume of water supplied to each lot as measured by the lot’s individual water meter.
Existing strata schemes
Metering arrangements in existing strata schemes may vary due to legacy plumbing arrangements and are explained in our Sub-metering policy in the Price and Service Plan (PSP4). These arrangements may include the use of sub-meters previously installed by us (or our predecessor(s)).
Where sub-meters are already installed, we will continue to maintain and read the sub-meters, which will remain our property. Each lot owner will be billed a fixed charge, based on the size of the sub-meter, and a variable charge, based on the volume of water supplied to each lot as measured by the sub-meter. If applicable, each lot owner’s bill may include an amount for common property water usage.