Saving water in South Africa is a priority

South Africa is a relatively dry country as the average annual rainfall is about 464mm, compared with a world average of about 860mm. Rainfall is also concentrated in certain areas and is not consistent throughout the year. Obviously water has to be stored in dams often remote from the consumer, which necessitates pipelines and pumping costs.

With the global and SA population growth water saving has become increasingly important. Prepaid water meters have therefore been developed for worldwide applications and we are proud to be associated with this innovative product, which will assist with water consumption reduction and the regulation of water usage.

Cash flow improvements for property owners

The application is ideal for Large buildings, Shopping centres, Housing Estates, Bodies Corporate, and Rental properties, Low cost housing schemes and any tenant property applications. Major benefits are not only achieved by saving water, but the improved cash flow for Landlords and Municipal and Government housing departments. Can you imagine if the large landlords and Mega City housing schemes could remove all of the water arrears from their outstanding debts. This would result in billions of Rands of improved cash flow.

Vast changes and benefits have resulted from the prepaid electrical system being used throughout South Africa and the same success is expected with prepaid water meters. There is no reason why this should not be the case.

1. Procedure

After making the decision to accept our quotation for the purchase of our meters, contact one of our representatives to request that our purchase and service contract is sent to you so as to secure your order. Once signed, the contract will be sent to our head office where it will be processed and you will receive an invoice as per the accepted quotation. Upon receipt of payment, your meters will be brought in from our warehouse and set up according to your municipal location, complex structure and numbering. meters are generally dispatched within 14 working days of receiving payment.

2. Charges

In terms of the signed contact, there will be a monthly administrative charge to cover the day to day costs of reporting, administration and infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. This charge (per meter) will be deducted from the monthly water recovery before the balance is paid over to you.

3. Management Reports

We will provide you with monthly summary reports which indicate the total recovery, consumption and meters with no purchases. These reports can be used by the property manager to compare consumption with municipal records as well as to follow up with those residents who are not buying water. They will also prove useful for budgeting purposes and general complex management.