Q. HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A LEAK IN OR AROUND MY HOME OR BUSINESS?

A. If you're on a meter, a higher than normal bill may mean that there is a leak on one of your pipes or appliances. You can check this yourself in a few simple steps:

1. Turn off all the taps in the house and make sure that there is no water being used.

2. Write down your current meter reading ( find out more about how to take a meter reading)

3. Take a second reading after a few hours, making sure no water has been used in the meantime.

4. Check the meter reading again. If the reading is higher, this means there could be a leak in your home.

If you're not on a meter, signs of a leak could be:

  • Areas of lush vegetation - could be a symptom of a recent leak particularly during dry periods,
  • Areas of reduced vegetation – this could be a symptom of a long term leak
  • Damp patches
  • A constant noise of flowing water coming from the pipes.

If you have a leak on your supply pipe outside of your home check with your water supplier as they may be able to help repair it. If you think you've a leak inside your property you'll need to contact a qualified plumber. To find a qualified plumber use our search for WIAPS Approved Plumber or use a WaterSafe approved plumbing business.

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