How to read your meter

Keeping an eye on your water meter can save you money when it comes time to pay your water account. Reading the meter last thing at night and then first thing in the morning is a good way to check if you have any leaks on your property. If your water meter is ticking over when you know the household is not using water, it is a good idea to get a plumber to investigate. Even a small split pipe can leak a substantial amount of water over time wasting a resource, and unnecessarily raising your bill.

How to read your meter

Your water meter is read four times a year by a member of our dedicated meter reading team.

However, many MidCoast Water Services customers like to read their own meter on a regular basis to keep track of the amount of water they are using - or perhaps to monitor the effects of water saving devices they may have fitted.

MidCoast Water Services encourages customers to monitor their consumption as it helps to identify which activities may use the most water and can help to indicate where savings can be made. To learn how to read your water meter, watch this video or see the details below.

MidCoast Water Services levies a charge for each kilolitre of water that you use. 1 kilolitre = 1000 litres.

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The white numbers on your water meter represent kilolitres. (1 kilolitre = 1000 litres). The above example reads 1,234 kilolitres.
The red numbers read litres. The above example reads 567.8 litres.



Other typical 20mm, 25mm, 32mm and 40mm meters

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The white numbers read Kilolitres (1 kilolitre = 1000 litres). The above example reads 1,234 kilolitres.
The red numbers read litres. The above example reads 560 litres.



Typical 50mm and 80mm meter

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The white numbers read Kilolitres (1 kilolitre = 1000 litres). The above example reads 12,345 kilolitres.
The red numbers read litres. The above example reads 600 litres.