Connecting to the public water supply
Connecting to the public water supply is permitted only with a consent issued in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance for Bled municipality (Ordinance on the drinking water supply in the municipality of Bled, Official Journal of the RS, No. 16/09) and the Ordinance on the manner of conducting local utilities for the drinking water supply in the municipality of Gorje (Official newsletterof Slovenian municipalities, No. 18/12) and in accordance with the regulations that deal with the construction of buildings.
Installation of the connection to the public water supply (installation, pressure testing and fitting of the meter), with the exception of land and the other work can only be carried out by a caretaker or a qualified contractor of such works with the consent of the caretaker.
The connection to the water supply is carried out at the expense of the user, as is the water meter installation to the existing connections.
Water meter box
The water meter box containing the water meter must be installed outside of the building and must be an appropriate size and in an accessible place. The water meter box is intended to house the water meter. We recommend that you install standard outdoor water meter thermal boxes. Only these are made to protect your water meter against the cold in winter conditions, even when you are not using any water or only very little.
A residential water meter is one which measures the usage of drinking water from the public water supply. The water meter is installed in a box. In multi-residence housing, the water meters must be installed in a common and easily accessible place, if possible, for each residential unit separately. The water meter is owned by the user.
Water meters are regularly replaced in accordance with valid regulations that require them to be replaced and inspected every five years. The cost of replacing the water meter is covered by the user, as part of the network access charge, which is paid as a flat rate every month depending on the size of the water meter together with the water consumption.
The user can request additional monitoring of their water meter, if they suspect that the measurements are incorrect. If during monitoring, the residential water meter shows water use which exceeds the allowable deviations, the contractor covers the costs of additional monitoring, if not, the user covers the costs. To prevented unauthorised interventions, such as moving or removing the water meter, damaging the mechanism and other interferences, the caretaker seals the water meter as soon as it is installed. There is a seal of verification on the meter. It is forbidden to remove or damage the seal. If an authorised worker for the water meter caretaker discovers that the seal has been removed, damaged or destroyed, or that the user has made any sort of intervention to the fitting between the connection valve, the valve on the secondary pipe and water meter, the user’s supply of drinking water may be cut off without prior notice.
The user is required to immediately report any malfunctioning of the water supply connection or residential water meter to the caretaker. Each user is responsible for their own water use. We often find that leaking toilet cisterns, worn pipe seals or damage to the internal plumbing lead to uncontrolled water leakage, which is then reflected in the meter reading displayed. It is often the case that the user is surprised at the amount of water used, which is why we advise that you carefully monitor your monthly water usage and in the event that you notice an increase in consumption, look for the causes.