Meters to be read
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.