Me­ters to be read

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

GRAN­ITE Belt res­i­dents are be­ing asked to en­sure their water me­ters are ac­ces­si­ble, as me­ter read­ers start mov­ing their way across the re­gion from Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 26.

Water me­ters will be read be­tween then and the end of March and the coun­cil’s water and waste­water man­ager Re­nee Wal­lace re­minded ratepay­ers and ten­ants to en­sure me­ters weren’t hid­den from view from the me­ter read­ers.

“Check your water me­ters are free from de­bris, grass, gar­den mulch, soil and other ob­sta­cles,” she 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 asked to en­sure 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 the coun­cil of­fi­cers who at­tended to ar­range ac­cess.

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