How to read your meter

Your water meter could be located inside or outside your property. If you water meter is inside, it will probably be fitted on the water pipe as it enters your property. This is usually near the internal stop tap, which is often where the pipework enters your premises.

If your water meter is outside, you'll most likely find it under a small metal or plastic cover in the nearby footpath. This will be where your outside stop tap is.

If your meter is outside, you may need to lift the cover to access it. Underneath the cover there may be a foam or polystyrene disc. This protects your meter from frost, so make sure you replace it when you've finished.

To read your meter, you only need to make note the black numbers. Ignore the numbers in red.

The black numbers on the meter show the amount of cubic metres of water you have used. The red numbers record tenths and hundredths of a cubic metre. We charge for every cubic metre, so you only need to record the black numbers.

Sometimes outdoor meters can be difficult to access. For example, it may be located in the road, or the cover may be heavy. If this is the case for your meter, please do not attempt to access it.