Smart Water Meter Project
starts in Lapta
By Ralph Kratzer
The old mechanical water meters have been changed to new so-called “Smart Electronical Water Meters” and the customers do not any longer receive the traditional bills for their water consumption but buy credit in advance on a smart card (similar to prepaid mobile phones).
We have no information if this project is yet finished in all parts of Lapta but customers have already got emails from the municipality with the information shown below.
Water Meters and New System
The system has been revised and improved.
Now the water charges are “pay as you go.”
There is no more builder’s tariff, all houses are all normal house tariff.
Before every 10 tons up to 40 tons the tariff would change and water per ton would get more expensive; this has also been removed and now there is only one set value for water and that is 3 TL per ton no matter how much water you buy.
If you buy 10 tons of water which is 30TL, you may use this water however long which it lasts for. In other words the “standard charge” for water which was for zero to 10 tons has been removed.
The pest control (sağlık) is 8.34 TL per month or 100 TL per year.
And garbage is 20 TL the first six months of the year and there is no charge for the rest of the year, so the yearly charge for garbage collection is 120TL.
Property tax charges and procedures have not changed and is continued in the same way.
You may find the English Manual of the smart meters attached to the email.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask us, thank you.
Saygilarimla / Kind Regards,
EU Projects Coordinator
Public & External Relations Officer
Tel: (+90 392) 821 83 27
Detailed information about the new Smart Meters you get by clicking the link below: