Council has accepted the quotation of Taggle Systems Pty Ltd in the sum of $1,154,182.00 for the installation of automatic water metering systems throughout the reticulated areas of the Shire. Works are expected to commence in the New Year and the system will have a life span of 10-15 years.
The taggle system allows property owners to monitor their own water usage by smart phone or other digital device and also allows Council to observe usage occurring each day for better monitoring of leaks in the system. With ageing water infrastructure beyond the meter, a significant number of property owners are experiencing quite costly water leaks, and this system will enable those hidden water leaks to be detected quite quickly and before big bills are actually run up.
The Hinchinbrook Automatic Water Meter Reading Project is a joint initiative of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council and the Queensland Government.
Published in Council Connections https://www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au/council-connections-mayor-s-message-30-october-2019/