Our Fair Water Bills service includes access to a portal where owners can monitor usage, manage their account and pay for their measured water usage. Owners’ share of common water is accounted for via strata levies and access charges with concessions are invoiced by the water provider.
Owners receive an SMS notification when their sub-meter detects a leak within their property, helping reduce the risk of property damage and encouraging timely maintenance.
Measured water usage charges may be on-charged to the tenant, providing the property is water efficient and the rental agreement states the tenant must pay for water consumption.
Our dedicated meter readers visit the site monthly for easy drive-by readings and collect any system alerts such as detected leaks. We also ensure ad hoc readings are taken for when occupants move in or vacate to ensure they’re accurately billed for their water consumption.
Once the meter readings have been taken, we then issue individual bills to all owners as per their actual consumption. Bills are sent via email or by post. Landlords may have their bill copied to their agent or tenant.
Fair Water Bills have a dedicated bank account for each Body Corporate for receipt of owners’ payments. At the end of each billing cycle, all recoveries are returned to the Body Corporate. Portal Access and Site Reports including payment status provide complete visibility and control.
Any owners with an unpaid or overdue balance will be subject to our arrears process, which includes issuing overdue notices and referring debts to external agencies for further action in order to recover all funds for the Body Corporate.
Receive leak alerts with your monthly off-site meter readings, to help you save money and stop water wastage.
Quick and inexpensive to install in any building - even if the pipework is concealed. No major plumbing works required.
We provide an 8-year warranty on your ECO measuring capsule with radio module and a lifetime warranty on the base.
We use safe radio frequency modules for convenient walk/drive-by meter readings. No need to access your property.
We only charge you for the water you use + digital tools give you complete visibility of your water consumption.
Increased appeal to prospective buyers. Sustainability, harmonious communities. Landlords may on-charge water usage.
A consultation helps confirm requirements, the suitability of our meters and whether we're a good fit.
We help co-ordinate your quotes, provide a proposal and support your decision-making process.
Your plumber will install your meters quickly and easily with no major works or repairs needed.
We assist with any change of billing arrangement, so you can say hello to Fair Water Bills!
As our sub-meters are not used for direct billing by water providers/councils, they are not required to conform to their Metering Technical Specifications. However, they must be installed according to AS/NZS3500 and local government requirements.
Gold Coast property owners can refer to Scenario 1 in Gold Coast City Council – Water Sub Metering for Community Titles Schemes Properties Policy.
Our sub-metering solution is suitable for multi-unit properties that either:
“We own a flat in an older building and rent it out. Every owner is responsible for paying a portion of the water bill. It was surprising to find out that another unit, which was rented out, was actually operating a commercial laundry! We swapped to Fair Water Meters and our tenant is so grateful … we passed on the savings by reducing his rent as it was the right thing to do.”
“Sharing the bill when dining out can be fraught with danger. Sharing your water bill with your fellow apartment residents can be positively expensive! After switching to Fair Water Meters we discovered that one our fellow residents was running a day spa business from their apartment and we were subsidising them!”.
“We had a slow leak we didn’t know about in one of our units. It must have been there for years until Fair Water Meters were installed – their smart meters detected the leak in the first month and they texted us with the alert. Already they’re saving us money.”