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I do not quite understand - are you saying the meter is faulty?
I am alleging that the readings were anomalous.The meter was changed and my bills rocketed despite there being no change in use of the premises, no increase in turnover, and no leakages. The offending meter was removed and my readings fell. The meter that i alleged was faulty was tested and found to be giving correct readings. Something strange happened. Is the test reading in itself conclusive proof in the face of cotrary data eg turnover and eyewitness reports as to the meters behaviour
Did you take meter reading before it was changed?
No, i was out of the country on holiday when the meter was changed.
No, i was unaware that i could get a second opinion
I am not a meter technician so to avoid misleading you i will describe how it worked. A pointer at the top moves in a clockwise direction. Once there has been a full circuit it clicks 1 digit etc. I HAVE EYEWITNESSES WHO DESCRIBE ITS WORKINGS AS FOLLOWS. I nstead of the numbers, except the one at the end being static they were WHIZZING AROUND. There was also a rattling sound coming from the meter.
Thank you , but the problem is that the meter is no longer on my premises. It was removed and replaced by another meter and my bills have returned to normal. The dispute is over bills for the period December 2010 to November 2012.
Thank you but i have complained to Northumbrian Water and went through their review/appeals procedure.I got nowhere so i complained to the Consumer Council For WATER listing 6 grounds for complaint. They found in my favour on 4 grounds but sadly not on the bills. The ConsumerCouncil qouted Regulation 8 of the WATER(METERS) REGULATIONS 1988,
Thank you i will take your advice