Hauraki District Council water meters are read approximately every six months by our meter readers and from these readings we produce your account.
Locating your water meter
Your meter is usually located close to your property boundary, near the road. The blue box in the ground, often has the word "water" written on the lid.
How to Read Your Water Meter
Most of the water meters used in the Hauraki district are a digital metric type. The display panel has both black and red figures.
The display panel on your water meter should look similar to one of these.
The black on white figures represent cubic metres (m3) or thousands of litres. For our readings of your consumption we only read these figures. e.g. in this case 3746 m 3
The figures in red are parts of cubic metres. They are useful to assess the amount of water used over a short period of time, for example if you are checking for leakage overnight.
Some meters have three red digits and some have four. If your meter has four red digits the best thing to do is ignore the last one (in this case the 9). This makes the maths easier. In this example the reading is 3746.285m3 or 3,746,285 litres.
If you cannot understand your water meter please contact us for assistance.
Overnight Leakage Test
If you read your water meter last thing at night and then first thing in the morning you can calculate how much water is being lost through leakage. Remember not to use any water during the night.
Early Morning Reading 7.00 am
Previous Night Reading 10.00 pm