Water Meters

Reading Your Water Meter

City staff will read your meter for billing purposes, but if you wish to monitor your own consumption, here's how:

  1. Shine a flashlight over the flashlight icon (located on the register) to turn on the LCD display.
  2. Take a reading at a set time of the day.
  3. Take a second reading at the same time the next day.
  4. The difference between the two readings is your daily water consumption.

Understanding Your Water Meter Display

The nine-digit LCD displays your meter reading in cubic metres. To calculate your water usage, you will need to convert your reading into litres by multiplying your meter reading by 1,000.

i.e. If meter display shows 24.5200, usage = 24,520 Litres (24.5200 x 1000)

Leak Indicator (displays possible leaks)
OFFIndicates that there are no leaks
FlashingIndicates water usage for more than 50% of the time during a 24 hour period
Continuous ONIndicates water usage at least once every 15 minutes through a 24 hour period.
There is most likely a leak in your home.
Flow Indicator (displays flow direction)
ONIndicates water is in use
OFFIndicates water is not in use
(-)Indicates reverse flow
(+)Indicates forward flow

Water Meter Rates & Billing