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Checking for water leaks

We love water, and in order to conserve this most precious resource, we need to safeguard it from leaks.

That's why we're in the process of actively looking for leaks so we can conserve the water we love.

Did you know?

A dripping tap and leaking toilet can waste 11 buckets of water a day?

Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your home can save bucket loads of water.

Regularly checking your taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save our precious water and your precious money! We urge you to use your water meter to regularly check for leaks.

Follow our simple steps to check for leaks

  1. Before you go to bed, turn off all taps and water-using devices at your property.
  2. Take a photo or write down your meter reading (Note: the white dials are kilolitres and the red dials are litres).
  3. Check your meter reading again in the morning – has it changed?
  4. If the numbers have changed, you may have a hidden leak and you may require a licensed plumber to locate and repair as soon as possible.

How to check for water leaks

Watch our short video to learn how to check for leaks at your property to save you water and money.

REDUCING LEAKAGE ACROSS OUR WATER NETWORK

We are using IoT devices and acoustic monitoring technology, to accurately locate leaks and monitor the water pressure and flow in parts of the network at Lake Macquarie and Maitland.