No. S 198
Public Utilities Act
(Chapter 261)
Public Utilities (Water Meter Reading) Regulations 1996
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 130 of the Public Utilities Act, the Public Utilities Board, with the approval of the Minister for Trade and Industry, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Public Utilities (Water Meter Reading) Regulations 1996 and shall come into operation on 3rd May 1996.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“meter” means water meter;
“meter reader” means an employee of the Board or the agent of the Board who is authorised to read any meter.
3.  Where a meter reader in the course of his duties is unable to read any meter in the premises of the consumer 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 Board or the agent of the Board 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 Board or the agent of the Board to have his meters read at a time and date to be arranged between him and the Board or the agent of the Board on payment of a fee of $3.
Adjustments to bills
5.  The Board 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.
6.  The Public Utilities (Meter Reading) Regulations are revoked.
[Rg 8.]

Made this 30th day of April 1996.

Public Utilities Board,
[AD/00301/1; AG/SL/3/95]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 130(4) of the Public Utilities Act).