Universal Metering Program


Universal Metering Programme

Southern Water

Southern Water provides 1 million water and 2 million wastewater connections across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Within the current AMP there will be compulsory metering 500,000 domestic properties. RPS has been supporting the main service provider, Balfour Beatty Utility Services Ltd, undertaking water meter pre-installation survey services. The RPS delivery solution utilises the latest technologies utilising Smart phones and a web-based application.

The technology enables:

Surveys to be scheduled via the web to the field surveyors

Surveyors to enter stop tap details and images onto the PDA

Live viewing of survey data

Electronic upload to Installers work management system

Installer to pre-programme installation types and materials requirements.

RPS surveyors have successfully completed 300,000 surveys within the first 2 years of the programme.