Waterwise Tips

Sprung a leak on your property? 2017-05-19T14:14:19+00:00

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Sprung a leak?

a leak

Six monthly or yearly meter readings mean a leak can go undetected for a very long time, resulting in nasty bill surprises.

How to check for leaks…

Instructions - how to drop food colour into your cistern
  1. Plan your leak test for a day when nobody will be home.
  2. Make sure all the taps are turned off tightly and no water using appliances are running e.g. dishwasher or washing machine.
  3. Before you leave find your water meter – usually in front of your property – and write down the numbers. Find detailed instructions on how to read your meter in this handy Queensland government leaflet.
  4. When you get back home later in the day, check the meter reading again.
  5. If the numbers have changed, there may be a leak:
    – Check the toilet first. See our handy hint on how to spot a cistern leak.
    – Call a plumber.

Don’t let a leak ruin your week.

Check out this great infographic by Western Downs Regional Council. (click to enlarge)

Infographic from Western Downs Regional Council

Every little helps…

Did you know?

  • Six montly or yearly meter readings mean a leak can go undetected for a very long time, resulting in nasty bill surprises.

  • A dripping tap can waste 27 – 198 litres per day, while a leaking pipe with a 1.5mm hole can lose 99 litres per day.

  • Performing regular self checks on your water meter could save water and money.