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MP joins in meter milestone

Thursday 3rd April 2014

South East Water meter installation crews were joined by Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and the Weald, to mark the installation of the 100,000th water meter in the customer metering programme.

The company has been fitting meters since summer 2011 to create a fairer way of paying and to manage future water supplies across the South East. A third of the programme has now been completed.

Ms Grant said: “I’m very supportive of this metering programme as water efficiency is really important and can save money on water bills too.”

Charles Healey, metering manager for South East Water, said: “The South East is an area of serious water stress. This can sometimes be a little hard to believe, particularly with the recent rainfall we have experienced, however, installing these water meters now is important and will help us to manage our water resources into the future.  

“We aim to complete the programme by 2019 by which point at least 90% of our customers will have a water meter.”

Pictured from left is meter installer Mark Britnall, Paul Butler, South East Water's MD, Helen Grant MP and Charles Healey, Metering Manager for South East Water.