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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.
- Last reviewed: 6 Feb 2020
- Last updated: 6 Feb 2020