8 Jun 2012

Water meters approved in Kapiti

1:57 pm on 8 June 2012

Kapiti Coast District Council is to introduce water meters, despite months of protest by the community.

Councillors voted eight to three in support of the meters.

The installation cost is estimated at $8 million and work will begin next July.

Mayor Jenny Rowan says the meters are a pragmatic, cost-effective solution to the district's water supply and quality problems.

They are to be operational by July 2014.