The water meter on your property is used to measure how much water is used.
When you turn on a tap, the pressure in the water main pushes water through the meter, into your pipes, and out of the tap. Our meters work on what is known as a rotary piston. A number register is connected to the piston.
As water flows through your meter, the piston rotates. The water moves the piston through a fixed rotation. One rotation on your meter represents one litre of water used. At the end of that rotation, the numbers turn on the number register.
Yes, it can. Learn more about leak detection.
If we can't access your meter for whatever reason, where possible we will leave a card to tell you we couldn't read your meter and a reason why.
If you are able to, you can read the meter yourself and provide the reading to us online, or by email or phone.
If your meter can't be read, or you are unable to provide a reading before your next billing date, we will send you an estimated bill.
If you can't find your meter, we might be able to help. Give us a call on 1300 650 950.
In the case of meter damage or meter theft, we may waive the cost associated with the repair or replacement of the meter. Contact ourCustomer Service Centreto help you through the process.
Customers in the southern suburbs through to the Adelaide CBD may notice a temporary change to the colour of their water. The water remains safe to drink.
Suburbs affected may include:
Clapham, Pasadena, Cumberland Park, Westbourne Park, Kingswood, Goodwood, Keswick, Unley, Panorama, Belair and Adelaide CBD.
We have begun flushing parts of the surrounding network as a result of new pipe work being installed to support the South Road Darlington Upgrade works. We will continue to test the water quality and are in contact with SA Health. All test results are compliant with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. At this stage we anticipate the water will return to normal by late this evening.
If you have concerns, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.