Public Utilities Act
(CHAPTER 261, Section 130)
Public Utilities (Meter Reading) Regulations
Rg 8
G.N. No. S 293/1986

(25th March 1992)
[1st December 1986]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Public Utilities (Meter Reading) Regulations.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Director of Finance” means the Director of Finance of the Board;
“meter” means any water, gas or electricity meter;
“meter reader” means an employee of the Board who is authorised to read any meter.
3.  When a meter reader in the course of his duties is unable to read any meter in the consumer’s premises by reason of —
(a)the door of the premises being locked;
(b)the presence of any ferocious dog or other wild or dangerous animal; or
(c)any other obstruction or hindrance,
the Director of Finance shall make a fair and reasonable estimate of the bill to be paid by the consumer for the month, and such estimated bill shall be paid by the consumer.
Appointments to have meters read
4.  A consumer may at any time make a request in writing to the Director of Finance to have his meters read at a time and date to be arranged between him and the Director of Finance on payment of a fee of $3.
Adjustments to bills
5.  The Director of Finance shall make adjustments to any estimated bill or bills as soon as the meters of the consumer have been read by the meter reader either on a subsequent visit to the premises or at the request of the consumer under regulation 4, whichever is the earlier.