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Southern Water meter teams moving to next Kent towns

Work to install 500,000 water meters across the South East by 2015 will see installation teams moving on to their next town this autumn.

Southern Water said teams were moving to the Swale area in late-2011, and would install 14,000 devices in Sittingbourne and 12,000 on Sheppey.

The South East has been identified as an area under severe water stress where compulsory meters can be fitted.

Meters are being installed in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Customer service teams will deliver information packs to households before the meters arrive, the majority of which will be installed in pavements outside properties.

The meters are being installed on a street-by-street basis.

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