Is your water meter easily accessible?
20 August 2019
Is your water meter easily accessible? Southern Downs Regional Council will begin water meter readings across the region from Monday 26 August 2019 until approximately the end of September 2019.
SDRC’s Water team is reminding ratepayers and tenants to ensure that their water meters are easily accessible to Council meter readers.
Water meters should be free from debris, grass, garden mulch, soil and other obstacles. 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 that Council meter readers can gain entry to their property and water meter easily. If meter readers are unable to do so because gates are locked or animals prevent entry, a calling card will be left asking residents to contact the Council meter reader/s that attended the property to arrange access.
The Utility Notices which include the Water Consumption Charges as well as the Water Access and Wastewater Access charges is scheduled to be issued in early October 2019. Like the Annual Rates Notice, Council has extended the due date of the Utility Notice to 60 days.