Metering Services

OnSite pipelines division offers cost-effective metering services to numerous clients including water companies, industrial, commercial and retail customers.

Our services include installing and replacing meters of all types and sizes, including district meter installations projects for water companies.


Meter installation and exchange

We currently install or exchange an average of 7,000 water meters per year, on all types and sizes of pipework and can provide the following services:

  • Site surveys
  • Operational evaluation and reporting
  • Installation of all meter sizes
  • Installation on all types and sizes of pipework
  • Automatic meter reading solutions (AMRs)
  • 24/7, 365 emergency response facility


District meter installations

We have worked on several hundred district meter installation projects in the Midlands, London and South East of England including whole DMA installations, alterations to existing pipework assemblies and renewal of individual meters and fittings.

We have an enviable reputation for tackling complex DMA projects. From design to completion, our expert teams have the capability to identify and deliver cost effective installation solutions with minimal disruption.

Our service includes:

  • Experienced installation teams with experience of working under CDM regulations as principal contractor
  • Boundary valve installation
  • Water quality wash-out hydrant installation
  • Line-stopping and under-pressure connection capabilities
  • Critical pressure point (CPP) installation
  • Experience with ‘aquamaster’ and ‘helix’ meters
  • Installations on mains from 80mm to 600mm diameter
  • Pressure relief valve installations
  • Water mains alterations and connections to enable DMA installation
  • Specialist manufacture of bespoke pipework and fittings in our Walsall-based workshops
  • Installation of ducting and telemetry housing
  • Installation and commissioning of telemetry
  • Permanent reinstatement, including specialist finishes
  • Commissioning of pressure relief valves (PRVs)
  • Experience of working under new legislation in the form of the London permit scheme (IOPS)
  • Management systems for quality, health and safety and the environment which are certificated to BS EN ISO 9001, BS OHSAS 18001 and BS EN ISO 14001 respectively
  • Water Industry Approved Plumbers (WIAPS) registered employees


Our teams are highly trained in the following areas:

  • Water hygiene procedures
  • IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) working safely (with IOSH managing safely for supervisors and managers)
  • Confined space working
  • Deep excavation and ground support systems
  • Minimum NVQ level ii in the installation and maintenance of mechanical services
  • Customer care
  • Asbestos awareness
  • The use of abrasive wheels
  • Correct use and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment


Get in touch with our Pipelines department to discuss your requirements on 0121 520 1006