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A water meter measures the volume of water that passes through it. Every house has its own water meter, usually located in line with the front boundary of the property.
There are two types of water meters in use:
To read your meter, record the numbers from left to right. The black numbers register kilolitres (a kilolitre is a thousand litres). Only this measurement is used to calculate your water account. The red numbers register hundreds of litres, tens of litres, and litres. An example of the meter dials are shown below.
Reading of 830 kilolitres
Reading of 137 kilolitres