Can I have an external use sub-meter for my garden?
You may benefit from having an external use or sub meter if you use a large amount of water externally, for example:
- A very large garden that you water by hosepipe or sprinkler for more than 15 minutes each day
- A garden pond larger than 1 cubic metre or 220 gallons in capacity that you regularly fill or top up
- A swimming pool that you regularly fill or top up, that doesn’t drain into the main sewers
- An automatic garden irrigation system which is used daily for more than 15 minutes
The cost is £154.00 plus VAT and private plumber charges if required, therefore it may take some time before you’d see the benefits of the saving.
You may want to consider other options like a water butt or rain saver.