Check for leaks

How to check for leaks

Before leaving home (e.g. when you go to work, or school, or away for holidays) turn off ALL taps. Read the water meter and record the amount before you leave. Upon returning home, check the meter again. If your meter has changed, you may have a leak either under ground, in a toilet or an outside tap. Please call a plumber to fix it.

To stop a leaking tap, (only if safe to do so), the following can be tried:


  • Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, and tap and shower fittings
  • Repair or replace any leaky equipment
  • Check your water meter regularly.
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