The President signed the law on compulsory heat meters

Президент подписал закон об обязательных счетчиках тепла

Heat meters become mandatory

The law reglamentary terms of equipping all buildings with meters for water and heat.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law of Ukraine On commercial accounting of thermal energy and water supply, the press service of the head of state.

The document provides for the mandatory installation of meters in all buildings connected to the external heat networks, networks of hot and cold water.

By law, meters must be installed by operators external networks until October 1, 2018 for houses or before October 1, 2017 for residential buildings.

In addition, for apartment houses the necessary equipment with individual metering devices or appliances-distributors of indicators of heat consumption.

Such meters must be installed prior to October 1, 2018 (for non-residential buildings with several consumers up to 1 October 2017).

It is expected that by considering the population will pay only for the consumed resources that will help reduce costs for utilities. In particular, the press service of the President indicate that the estimates of the expert environment, the adoption of the document will allow to reduce by three quarters the volume of unaccounted-for-water in-house systems and reduce the consumption of thermal energy for 1-3 years on average by 15-20%. This, in turn, will also reduce gas consumption and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

“By Law the procedure for the equipment of buildings and individual rooms with metering, maintenance, replacement and customer accounting, particularly the readings of the metering units and the corresponding distributions of volume of the consumed utilities, organizational-legal bases of formation of bills for communal services,” – said in a statement.

As reported, the Law On commercial accounting of heat energy and supply the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted on 22 June 2017.

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