Learn how to read your water meter to see how much water you use or to check if you have a water leak.
Prior to the formation of Greater Western Water, Western Water prepared a video about How to Check for Leaks.
To check for a water leak:
- Turn off all taps in your house.
- Write down all the numbers on the dial of your water meter.
- Don't use water for at least a few hours. We recommend overnight.
- Before you use your water check the dial on the water meter again. If any numbers have changed you may have a leaking pipe, tap, toilet cistern, solar hot water service or other appliance or fitting.
If you have a leak, you should call a licensed plumber to identify and fix the problem.
If you would like to keep track of your water usage, download a water meter diary (below).