Residents in the Pilbara are expected to save more than one billion litres of water each year after the installation of 4,260 smart water meters in homes.

WA Water Minister Mia Davies said the meters were now live and operational in the Karratha suburbs of Baynton West, Baynton East, Millars Well and East Bulgarra, as well as the towns of Roebourne, Point Samson and Wickham.

“More than 8,000 meters will be installed across the West Pilbara as part of the program,” Ms Davies said.

“The remaining 4,558 properties will have their smart water meters connected and operational within the next 12 months.”

The meters have been installed as part of the $4.735 million Pilbara Smart Water Meter Program, which is jointly funded by the Water Corporation and the Federal Government.

“It’s important for home owners to know they can see their up-to-date water use at the touch of a button through the website at http://www.watercorporation.com.au,” the Minister said.

“Smart meters can also detect a continuous flow of water, which indicates a property may have an internal plumbing leak that needs to be repaired.”

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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