We submitted an Official Information Act request to obtain the running costs involved with these ridiculous meters.

The breakdown:

1. Cost of staff/contractors involved in reading the meters: $80.1 K

2. Creating bills, printing, envelopes, posting out bills: $108.8 K

3. Repairing/replacing meters and work incidental thereto: $22.9 K

4. Other: $54.8 K