Making Every Drop Count - water metering in Herne Bay
15 April 2016

Residents in Herne Bay will soon have a new way to pay for their water.

South East Water  will be fitting meters for customers in the town and surrounding areas when the Customer Metering Programme arrives in the summer.

Oluseyi Onifade, South East Water’s Metering Manager said: “By moving to a water meter, customers will have control over their water usage. Once we introduce the metered charge, like gas and electricity bills, customers only pay for what they use. And, if they use water wisely and don’t waste it, they could also see their water bills reduce.”

The programme began in Kent five years ago and has been progressing through the county on a street by street basis. By 2020, South East Water will have installed 375,000 water meters in total which means almost 90 per cent of customers in its region will pay metered charges. 

More information about the Customer Metering Programme, including a water bill calculator which helps customers estimate the difference between their old rateable value and new metered bills, can be found at