A water meter means you only pay for the water you use. So that could mean significant savings for your household, or bigger bills – which of course you want to avoid at all costs.
An individual water meter for each unit in a multi-unit building is one possible solution. That way you could track how much water your individual unit uses, rather than guessing based on square footage of the entire building.
If you want to get fancy with it, there are ways to monitor individual shower/tap use through individualised metering technologies that send data to your water utility. This can help you understand which appliances and fixtures are using the most water so you can make changes if needed.
But, even without individual meters for each unit, it’s still a good idea to track overall water use in your building. A water meter can help identify leaks or other problems before they become too costly.
Water meters can be an important part of home and building water conservation, so if you’re not already using one, it might be time to consider adding one to your arsenal.