March 07 2015 0Comment
Water Leak Detection

How to test a water leak

Detecting a Water leak

What to do if you suspect that you have a water leak:

  1. Ensure that no taps are on, and that you have turned the toilet, dishwasher and washing machine taps off.
  2. Take a reading of the water meter at the front of your property.
  3. Leave for 60 minutes and take down numbers again.
  4. If the numbers are different it is most likely that you have a leak, even if no water is visible.

 

Varieties of water meters

There are a number of different water meters used in Australia. Below are four examples, along with a description on how to read each one:

Option 1

  1. Black numbers on a white background register kilolitres.
  2. White numbers on a red background register hundreds of litres, tens of litres, litres and if there is a fourth red dial tenths of litres.

 

Option 2
  1. Black numbers on a white background (4 digits) register kilolitres.
  2. Four ‘clock’ dials at bottom of meter, register starting from right, hundreds of litres, tens of litres, litres and tenths of litres.
  3. ‘Tell tale’ detects small usage and leaks.

 

Option 3
  1. Black numbers on a white background register kilolitres. Red numbers on a white background register hundreds of litres, tens of litres and litres.
  2. ‘Tell tale’ detects small usage and leaks (twenty revolutions per litre).

 

Option 4

  1. White numbers on a black background register kilolitres.
  2. Red numbers on a black background register hundreds of litres and tens of litres.

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