How can I manually monitor my water use?

Reading your water meter(s) regularly helps to identify any changes in your water use over time and can act as a trigger for maintenance. By taking meter readings on a regular basis, you can identify problems in water use without having to call a plumber.

  • The best way to find out what the highest water-using device/activity is at your house is to perform a water-use audit.
  • You can use a paper log of your meter readings to assist you with monitoring your water use. To help you understand your average daily water use, start off by taking meter readings at the same time each day over a period of one week. If you think your daily water use seems quite high, take more readings throughout the day and compare the differences.

Once you understand your normal water use patterns, change the reading frequency to every two weeks so you can keep a close eye on any intermittent problems which may occasionally pop up.

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