Council is replacing approximately 10,000 old water meters across the Central Highlands.
Like all mechanical devices, water meters wear with usage and age.
Old water meters can be unreliable and often provide incorrect water consumption data.
General Manager Infrastructure and Utilities Jason Hoolihan said replacing old water meters will significantly improve the accuracy of water meter reads and billing.
‘This will ensure council can better monitor and manage our water distribution network and make sure we have a secure water supply into the future,’ he said.
‘Water meters are generally located near the front of your property on the grass or footpath, so you do not need to be at home when the replacement occurs.’
Mr Hoolihan said residents should not be alarmed if they see a council worker in someone’s front yard while the program is rolled out.
Replacing water meters only takes a few minutes. However, if the meter base and tap need to be replaced, you may experience a disruption to your water supply for up to 45 minutes. If at home, residents will be notified by the attending council worker.
A reading of the old meter will be recorded for billing purposes. If you have any questions regarding the program or your water bill, please call council on 1300 242 686.