Installing residential water meters

Water meters for residential properties must be installed by a licensed plumber. It is an offence if anyone other than a licensed plumber performs plumbing work when water meters are installed.

Who can install a primary or main water meter

Only a licensed plumber can install a certain type of water meter known as a primary or main water meter.

This is the water meter that services standalone properties, or the master meter for multi-unit premises. This water meter is owned by the service provider and usually located at the property boundary.

Who can install a sub-meter

A licensed plumber is also required to install sub-meters.

Sub-meters are the types of meter that service the individual units within multi-unit residential or commercial premises such as townhouses, apartment buildings or shopping centres.


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