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Reading Your Water Meter

Why Read Your Water Meter

Did you know that you don't have to wait for a bill to arrive to tell you how much water you are using - you can read your water meter yourself! Regularly reading your water meter will help you keep your water bills down by being aware of your water use and could also save you lots of money if you identify a hidden leak early.

Where is Your Water Meter

For most single dwelling properties, your water meter should be located somewhere along the front boundary of your property. If you can't find your water meter, you can telephone Coffs Harbour City Council on 6648 4000 to find out where it is.

How to Read Your Water Meter

There are different types of water meters which have to be read differently, but the most common water meters in Coffs Harbour are like reading your car odometer. Your water bill is charged by the amount of kilolitres (kL) you have used.  1 Kilolitre = 1,000 litres of waterr. Kilolitres are usually black figures on white background.     


Example of water meter reading



This meter has a reading of 2,653 kilolitres.  The small dials indicate 100s, 10s, 1s & 1/10s of litres.




        

Example of water meter reading



This meter has a reading of 853 kilolitres. The red figures show the number of litres used (721.9)  








A helpful savewater! Alliance video on our Top Tips for Saving Water page clearly shows how to read your water meter.

Top Tips for Saving Water

When to Read Your Water Meter

To get the biggest benefit from reading your water meter, Coffs Harbour Water recommends reading your water meter at the same regular intervals, for example, every Sunday afternoon or the 12th day of every month.

Regularly reading your water meter is one thing, but what do you do with all these readings? There's not much point reading your water meter regularly if you don't record all the readings in the same place. Coffs Harbour Water has produced a Water Meter Reading Home Record for you to print and keep to assist in recording your water meter readings.

Water Meter Reading Home Record