Your water meter

Your water meter measures the volume of water you use.

Generally it’s positioned in an easy to access location on your property so that you can quickly take readings or turn off water in an emergency.

In large commercial buildings the water meter can usually be found in the utilities cupboard on each floor, or at the front of the property in smaller buildings.

Contact us if you need assistance locating your water meter.


Read your water meter

Reading your water meter is a great way for small businesses to check for leaking pipes on your property.

Step 1 Take a reading after the last person has gone home at night.

Step 2 Take a second reading before anyone uses any water in the morning.

If no one has used any water overnight and the reading has changed, then you know there is a leak. Contact a plumber to locate and repair the leak.


Calculate your water usage

Your water meter provides a quick and easy means of monitoring your business’ water consumption, just follow these easy steps:

Step 1 Take an initial meter reading, also noting down the date and time.

Step 2 Take a second reading on the eighth day close to the time that the original reading was taken.

Step 3 Calculate the weekly consumption by deducting the original reading from the second reading.

Step 4 Divide by the number of days between readings (7 in this case) to calculate the daily household usage. Simply divide the last figure by the number of to get the litres per person per day figure.

Keep record of your water usage. Download handy tips and a table to help you.