SDRC water meter readings to begin 26 February

Is your water meter easily accessible? Southern Downs Regional Council Water Officers will begin water meter readings across the region from Monday, 26 February until approximately the end of March 2018.

Southern Downs Regional Council’s Manager Water and Wastewater, Ms Renee Wallace, is reminding ratepayers and tenants to ensure their water meters are easily accessible to meter readers.

“Check your water meters are free from debris, grass, garden mulch, soil and other obstacles,” Ms Wallace said.

Ms Wallace said it was timely to remind residents that if stop taps cannot be located easily in the event of a water leak, water damage and water consumption can escalate resulting in increased costs.

Ratepayers are responsible for water infrastructure located on their property’s side of the water meter, including leaks in pipes or fixtures.

Residents are also kindly asked to ensure SDRC Officers can gain entry to their property and water meter easily. If officers are unable to do so because gates are locked or animals prevent entry, a calling card will be left asking residents to contact Council Officers who attended to arrange access.

Utility notices are scheduled to be issued in early April 2018.

For further information about water meter readings, contact Council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or visit Council’s website at

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