Tips and Tricks

How often should meters be replaced?

How often should meters be replaced?

Each type of meter has a different certification restriction. As a rule of thumb, it is 10 years for newly approved induction meters and up to 20 years for static meters. For static meters, though, the unit has to be submitted for component reliability model validation based on the Siemens Norm SN29500.

Can you change back to water rates from a meter?

Yes, if you’ve applied to switch to a water meter and change your mind within 24 months of the meter being fitted you can go back to being billed on an unmetered charge.

How do radio read water meters work?

The device automatically collects the readings from a meter by touching or placing the read probe in close proximity to a reading coil enclosed in the touchpad. When a button is pressed, the probe sends an interrogate signal to the touch module to collect the meter reading.

Do gas meters expire?

Every gas meter has a period of certification, which is essentially a ‘best before’ date. After this period, it is recommended that your meter is replaced, even if it isn’t faulty. Different meter types have different certification periods, this can range from anywhere between 10 and 20 years.

Can I have a water Metre removed?

When you move into a home which already has a water meter fitted, you cannot make a request for it to be removed. In short, the law (The Water Industry Act) does not permit the removal of a meter in these circumstances.

Are water meters read automatically?

Automated Meter Readers (AMRs) are clever things. They are meters fitted with a built-in radio transmitter, which sends your meter reading to one of our receivers as it passes by your home. This means that we can read your meter remotely, rather than someone coming to your home to do it manually.

How do I schedule an appointment to replace my water meter?

They will contact you in advance to schedule an appointment or you can go online to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, visit and click on the Naperville link to schedule your appointment online. Your water meter replacement will take approximately one to two hours to complete.

How do I schedule a water meter replacement in Naperville?

Please contact HBK at (847) 202-4389 to schedule an appointment, or visit and click on the Naperville link to schedule your appointment online. Water meter replacements are typically scheduled during weekday business hours.

What is the 2020 water meter replacement program?

Water meters more than 16 years old will be targeted in the 2020 replacement program, along with meters that are not compatible with current meter reading technology. Residents and commercial property owners who are scheduled to receive a water meter replacement will receive a letter in the mail with specific information about the process.

How often does PSE&G change meters?

Every year, PSE&G changes electric and gas meters as part of the Electric and Gas Meter Replacement Program. Meters determined to be part of this Program, are required to be removed and replaced in accordance with NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) regulations.