1 July 2021
As part of its commitment to delivering essential and reliable services to the community, Southern Downs Regional Council is addressing ageing infrastructure and will replace more than 700 faulty and dated water meters across the region over the next month.
Fully funded by Council, the phased Water Meter Renewal Program will be rolled out in Killarney, Allora, Yangan, Pratten, Leyburn, Dalveen, Wallangarra, Rosenthal Heights and Warwick between Tuesday 6 July and Friday 6 August 2021.
A Council spokesperson encouraged residents to play their part in reducing the disruption to their property during the program by ensuring meters are safely and easily accessible.
“A quick review and tidy up of meter locations will ensure the contractors can quickly and efficiently install new meters with minimal disruption to the property’s occupants,” the spokesperson said.
“A number of meters across the region are reaching the end of their useful life, so replacing them is necessary to ensure accurate meter readings and water consumption charges.
“Residents affected by the works will be notified via a letter box drop and Council will endeavour to complete the upgrades with as little disruption as possible to normal water supply.”
Water meters are placed on individual property boundaries and Council advises that meters should be free from debris, grass, garden mulch, soil and other obstacles.
Weather permitting, works will commence on Tuesday 6 July and will be conducted during business hours.