There are a number of reasons you may want to read your meter:

To read your meter, simply read the black and white numbers from left to right – the black numbers represent kilolitres (1,000 litres) and the red numbers represent litres. We charge per kilolitre.

To monitor your readings:

  • Read your meter approximately the same time each day (note both the black and red numbers).
  • Calculate your water use by subtracting the previous meter reading from the current reading.
  • Compare your daily water use and make a note of how you're using your water.

You can keep track of your readings by using our water monitoring test card or our irrigation test card if you're testing your sprinklers.

Your reading appears on your bill. It's used to calculate your water use charges.