Commercial Water Meter Installation

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A commercial water meter is a device that is used to measure the amount of water consumed in a commercial establishment – such as an office building, shopping centre or manufacturing facility. These meters are designed to handle larger volumes of water and higher pressures than residential meters.

They are usually more durable and may have advanced features such as remote reading capabilities or real-time monitoring of water usage, especially if they are smart meter systems.

A commercial water meter installation can help you with more accurate billing and conservation of water, making you more aware of your water consumption and therefore saving you money, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance.

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Why choose Total BGS Energy for your commercial water meter installation?

Using Total BGS Energy’s commercial water meter installation has many benefits for your company.

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    Accurately measure business water usage

    A water meter installation will help to accurately measure the water usage of your business, ensuring that you get billed correctly for the water that you consume and making sure that you’re not overcharged. This can also help avoid disputes with your water utility supplier.

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    Real-time, remote monitoring of water usage

    A smart water meter installation can record water usage remotely and often in real-time, which can help monitor the business’s usage and inefficiencies, identify leaks as well as help implement water-saving measures to reduce consumption. Often monitoring and reporting on your business’s water usage is a regulatory requirement and one of Total BGS Energy’s water meter installations will help fulfil these requirements as well as help to reduce water consumption, becoming more environmentally friendly.

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    Highly qualified, trusted and efficient engineers

    Total BGS Energy oversees the installation of your new water meter, handling the engineers and teams to save you the stress of the project. We only work with highly qualified, trusted and efficient teams of engineers, and we’ll save you time and money by handling the whole process – getting the job done in a way that won’t inconvenience your business or day-to-day operations.

Business water meter installation process

At Total BGS Energy, we aim to supply your business water meter installation as speedily as possible, and the process can be completed in a matter of weeks.

The process of installing a business water meter is relatively simple:

You apply

You make the first step in filling out an application for your meter


We arrange a survey appointment to check the pipework and access at your site


We arrange a fitting date to suit you and your business’s operations


We fit the meter – our expert and qualified crew takes care of all the details

We update your account

Your account will be updated with your new meter information and you’re good to go

Types of business water meters

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    Velocity water meters

    A velocity water meter is a type of meter that measures the flow rate of the water by having water passing through the meter and taking the rate and speed of the flow to determine the volume and, therefore, the consumption. There are a variety of types of velocity water meters, depending on the positioning of the water meter as well as the volume and rate of water flow that it will measure. Typical velocity water meters include:

    • Single and multiple jet water meters
    • Turbine flow meters
    • Compound water meters
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    Electromagnetic flow meters

    An electromagnetic flow meter measures the flow of water using the principles of electromagnetic induction to measure the flow rate of a conductive fluid – such as water. A magnetic field is generated by electromagnets surrounding the flow tube. When a conductive fluid flows through the tube, it acts as the conductor and a voltage is induced across the fluid. Electrodes mounted in the flow tube measure this voltage, which is then converted into a flow rate by the meters’ electronics. They have several advantages for commercial water meter monitoring:

    • No moving parts – meaning low maintenance requirements and they’re not susceptible to wear and tear from debris in the fluid.
    • Accuracy – they are extremely accurate at measuring water flow rates.
    • Wide range of applications – able to measure a wide range of different fluids, from water, wastewater, slurry and chemicals.
    • Bidirectional flow measurement – electromagnetic flow meters can measure flow in both directions.
    • Minimal pressure loss – with no obstructions in the flow path, this type of water meter will cause minimal pressure loss.
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    Ultrasonic water meters

    A highly technological solution to water flow measurement is the ultrasonic water meter. They use ultrasound to measure the speed of the fluid.

    Typically, an ultrasonic water meter consists of ultrasonic transducers mounted on opposite sides of the pipe. One transducer sends ultrasonic waves through the water to the other transducer. The time it takes for the waves to travel from one transducer to the other is measured and used to calculate the velocity of the water.

    Ultrasonic water meters have several advantages for commercial businesses. As they have no moving parts in the flow path, they have low maintenance requirements and a long life expectancy. They are extremely accurate – avoiding billing disputes - and can measure flow in both directions as well as a wide range of different liquids. A significant benefit of the ultrasonic water meter for businesses is that they record accurate information in real-time.

    The transit time ultrasonic flow meter can be installed in any position, which is great for situations where space is at a premium, and the Doppler ultrasonic flow meters have wrap-around sensors that can be installed outside the relevant pipe – making them simple and cheaper – and they can measure liquids that may have solids within the flow – such as mining operations or sewage.

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At Total BGS Energy, we are able to distinguish ourselves from the competition, not only through our all-encompassing services but also due to our unwavering commitment to our core values and the impactful change we bring about.

  • Save time and money

    Using Total BGS Energy to manage your water meter installation removes the burden and stress from the whole process. An additional bonus is that your water use and spending will be much better monitored.

  • Honest and upfront

    We don’t have ulterior motives at Total BGS Energy. Securing the best service and rates for your business is our only aim. We also make sure you know about every step and decision that is made along the way.

  • Personal and reliable

    We take the time to get to know you and your business needs inside out, so we can make sure you get the very best deals and services. We are on your team and we promise to never let you down.

  • Simple and stress free

    Working with Total BGS Energy is a piece of cake. We are a reliable partner who is here to reduce your workload and banish the stress of managing your company’s water use, let us take the slack for you.

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Commercial water meter installation FAQs

The time required to install a commercial water meter can vary based on several factors including the size and type of the meter, the complexity of the existing plumbing and the accessibility of the installation site. However, on average, it may take around 2-4 hours to install a commercial water meter.

It is important to have properly qualified technicians to carry out the installation to ensure it is done correctly and in compliance with regulations and health and safety standards. For more information, contact our expert team today on 0845 388 0991.

Yes, it is possible to change the location of your commercial water meter, but it may involve a significant amount of work and cost. The new location must be accessible and comply with regulations.

Additionally, the plumbing may need to be modified to accommodate the new location, and the meter may need to be recalibrated. It is advisable to consult with qualified professionals and also check with your water utility company before proceeding with the relocation.

Here at Total BGS Energy, we can take care of the whole process for you.

The cost of commercial water meter installation can vary widely based on several factors including the size and type of the meter and the complexity of the installation. On average, the cost of a commercial water meter, including installation, may range anywhere from £400 to £1500 or more. For a more precise estimate, get in touch with one of our expert team for a no-obligation quote.

A commercial water meter is a device used to measure the volume of water consumed in a commercial establishment, such as an office building, shopping centre or factory. These meters are designed to handle larger volumes of water and higher pressures than those usually installed in residential properties.

They are usually more durable and may have advanced features like remote reading capabilities or real-time monitoring of water usage. Accurate measurement of water consumption is essential for billing purposes and also helps in identifying and fixing leaks, promoting water conservation, and complying with business regulations.

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