Reading your meter

How to read your water meter

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:

  • Water meters which are manually read. The water meter reader physically sights the water meter reading.
  • Water meters which are remotely read. The water meter has a cyble unit attached to the top which transmits the reading by radio frequency to the water meter reader’s hand held reading device. These water meters can also be manually read.

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 830 kilolitres

Reading of 137 kilolitres

Reading of 137 kilolitres