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Pilot Scheme for Installation of Separate Water Meters for Subdivided Units

Pilot Scheme for Installation of Separate Water Meters for Subdivided Units

Nowadays, some subdivided units in Hong Kong have separate plumbing systems for individual units and some even with metering instruments installed.  For those subdivided units, the plumbing systems after undergoing minor alterations can provide meter positions suitable for installation of water meters of the Water Supplies Department (WSD) as long as the landlords agree to undertake the obligations on matters related to meter installation and meter reading to the Water Authority (WA).   In light of this, we have formulated a pilot scheme with streamlined procedures to facilitate installation of the WSD’s water meters for subdivided units with separate plumbing systems for individual units.

Application Eligibility

The pilot scheme targets  subdivided units meeting the following criteria:

Application Procedures

After approval, water supplied to individual subdivided units will be charged according to the schedule for domestic consumers as stipulated in the Waterworks Regulations.

For approved application, WSD will also send the applicant complimentary flow controllers to help enhance the water use efficiency of the flat (a pair of flow controllers for each subdivided unit).

Template for Preparation of Application of Pilot Scheme for Installation of Separate Water Meters for Subdivided Units

Sample drawings for Meter Position in Subdivided Units

For any enquiries on the pilot scheme, please feel free to contact our help desk through hotline, fax or email as below.

Hotline:  3468 4963

Fax:          2520 3256

E-mail:     sdu_help_desk@wsd.gov.hk

*Service Hours: (Mondays to Fridays: 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m. ; Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed)

For more details of the Amendment of Waterworks Regulations related to Landlords Recovering Tenants for Water Charge (applicable to subdivided units), please refer to the web sites below:-

For more details of the general application of installation of separate water meter, please refer to the web sites below:-

In addition, Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, LC-HKS and plumbing trades have incorporated to provide volunteer services for (i) providing technical advices and (ii) installing WSD’s water meters to those tenants of subdivided units in need.  For more details of the volunteer services scheme, please refer to the web sites below:-