How do I check for a water leak?


A leak on your property can contribute to high water use and a sudden increase in the cost of your water bill.

Watch our short video to learn how to check for leaks and follow these easy steps.

Step 1: Locate your water meter.
Step 2:
Turn off all taps, except for the stop-tap next to the water meter and at the toilet.
Step 3: Make sure no one uses any water during the testing time (10 minutes). 
Step 4: If you suspect a leak, it's best to repeat the test. Pl
ease also read I may have leak. What do I do?

Keep in mind:
  • If you live in a block of units or flats you may need to contact your Owners Corporation to conduct a leak test.
  • A leak test might not show possible leaks with automated watering systems or dripper systems in your garden.
  • If you have recently installed a new irrigation system, evaporative cooler, or solar panels, these appliances may be contributing to an increase in water use.

Meter types


Meter wheel types


Meter type 1  The black numbers measure kilolitres and the red measure litres.
Meter type 2  Read the black numbers from left to right, then read the red dials in clockwise order. Alternatively, observe the tell-tale wheel for movement during the leak test.
Meter type 3  The black numbers measure kilolitres and the red measure litres.


 


 
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