How old is the pipe between your house and the water meter? Do you have old pipes that have deteriorated over time due to age, sun exposure or corrosion? Now is a good time to check.
Why is this important?
Unitywater routinely replaces water meters when they are nearing the end of their life cycle. These replacements are preventative maintenance, to ensure the water meter on your property is accurate and in full working order. If we need to replace a water meter on your property, we will try to connect the new water meter to your existing pipes. However, if you have galvanised iron pipes that have corroded, it may not be possible to do so.
In this case, we will run an above-ground polyethylene pipe from the new meter to your building (installation funded by Unitywater). This is only a temporary service and it is the property owner’s responsibility to have a permanent service installed and to fund any associated costs. Under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, plumbing and drainage works around your property must be carried out by a licensed plumber.