The following undertaking from Ozmeters Pty Ltd t/a Fair Water Meters (here in after FWM) shall apply to any purchaser of our product who is classified as a `Consumer’ under the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) 2010, which includes prescribed requirements for warranties against defects, which are set out in Regulation 90 of the Competition and Consumer Regulations (Cth) 2010, (collectively, the Australian Consumer Law).
FWM shall not be liable to the purchaser or user of any product, for any loss or damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), cost or expenses, suffered or incurred by that purchaser, otherwise than as provided for in this document, the Australian Consumer Law and any other law that cannot be excluded.
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major fault.
Where a failure does not amount to a major failure, FWM is entitled to choose between providing you with a repair, replacement or refund. To obtain compensation, you would need to provide documentary evidence of the loss or damage suffered, and documentary evidence that such loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable consequence of a failure by us to comply with a consumer guarantee under the Australian Consumer Law. Such evidence may include photographs, statutory declarations, receipts or reports (e.g. from your plumber), depending on the loss or damage.
Consumer Guarantees do not apply if you:
1 In addition to all rights and remedies to which you may be entitled to under the Australian Consumer Law or any other applicable law:
1.1 FWM warrants its products to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months from date of purchase; and
1.2 FWM offers varying extended warranty periods on some of its products, these are known as Warranties Against Defects.
2 A Warranty Against Defects only applies to the original purchaser of the product and is not transferable.
3 FWM’s liability under a Warranty Against Defects is subject to FWM being satisfied that a defect was caused by defective workmanship or materials and was not caused, or substantially contributed to, by other factors or circumstances beyond FWM’s control, such as:
3.1 Usage: the product was not used in normal domestic circumstances;
3.2 Application: the product was not used for its manufactured application;
3.3 Defective installation:
3.3.1 The product was not installed according to any applicable Australian Standards, including the Plumbing Code AS/NZS 3500.1-2003, if applicable, and FWM’s installation instructions;
3.3.2 The product was not installed by a licensed plumber;
3.4 Maintenance and Repair: the product was damaged during the process of maintenance and/or repair;
3.5 Alteration and Modification: the product was either altered or modified in a manner not recommended by the manufacturer; or was tampered with by person/s without the authority of FWM.
3.6 Commencement of work: If replacement or repairs are carried out without FWM’s prior approval, FWM reserves the right to void the warranty.
3.6.1 Were carried out without FWM’s prior approval; or
3.6.2 Were not carried out;
3.7 Neglect: the product was not maintained as per the manufacturer’s instructions;
3.8 Misuse: the product was not fitted correctly;
3.9 Cleaning: the product was cleaned with an abrasive cleaning agent;
3.10 Water Properties: the product incurred water damage due to below standard water properties;
3.11 Water Supply: the lines were not adequately flushed;
3.12 Exposure: the product was exposed to waterborne solids e.g. thread tape, cuttings, grit, etc.
4 A Warranty Against Defects over product parts is limited to replacement of parts of that are defective in material content and/or workmanship under normal domestic installations, but, unless expressly stated, does not apply to:
4.1 Product finishes (lacquered printed or similar finishes); or
4.2 Valves, seats, gaskets, “0” rings, washers and other included parts.
5 Damages and/or labour charges incurred in installation, repair or replacement are not covered by a Warranty Against Defects over product parts.
6 If a Warranty Against Defects over Measuring Cell (capsule) applies, it shall be valid for 8 years, but shall be voided if:
6.1 Meters have not been installed to FWM’s installation instructions; or
6.2 Water pressure exceeds 1400kpa
FWM will require adequate access to items to undertake warranty repairs. FWM will not be responsible for any damage and costs, or consequential damage or costs, where reasonable access is not available to the item and reserve the right to provide a replacement item only. If access to the building is not available when the service agent attends, the customer will be liable for the service call costs.
To make a warranty claim:
“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.”