Jersey Water meter roll out 'vital to supply'

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Installing meters in homes across the island is "vitally important" to help avoid water shortages, Jersey Water has said.

In 2011 the island's reserves were so low the company looked into possibly importing water from Norway.

Last year the company installed 3,716 meters, meaning a total of 65% of connections have been changed.

Helier Smith, finance director, said the company's focus was on future supplies "despite a very wet year".

In 2013 the company plans to start installing meters in St Clement, Grouville and parts of St Helier.

Mr Smith said the congestion of utilities under the roads in St Helier was expected to slow down the rate of installation.

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