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Hints And Tips

Keep Your Household Plumbing In Check - Read Below Tips

Water Leak/Meter Test

Detecting a leak
What to do if you suspect that you have a leak:

  • Ensure that no taps are on, and that you have turned the toilet, dishwasher and washing machine taps off.
  • Take a reading of the water meter at the front of your property.
  • Leave for 60 minutes and take down numbers again.
  • If the numbers are different it is most likely that you have a leak, even if no water is visible.

Varieties of water meters
There are a number of different water meters used in Australia. Below are four examples, along with a description on how to read each one:

Option1

  • Black numbers on a white background register kilolitres.
  • White numbers on a red background register hundreds of litres, tens of litres, litres and if there is a fourth red dial tenths of litres.

Option 2

  • Black numbers on a white background (4 digits) register kilolitres.
  • Four 'clock' dials at bottom of meter, register starting from right, hundreds of litres, tens of litres, litres and tenths of litres.
  • 'Tell tale' detects small usage and leaks.

Option 3

  • Black numbers on a white background register kilolitres. Red numbers on a white background register hundreds of litres, tens of litres and litres.
  • 'Tell tale' detects small usage and leaks (twenty revolutions per litre).

Option 4

  • White numbers on a black background register kilolitres.
  • Red numbers on a black background register hundreds of litres and tens of litres.