How do I find out if I have a water meter?

Your landlord or agent should know whether you have a water meter, where it’s located and should give you up-to-date readings when you move in so that you’re not paying for the previous tenant’s usage! If you’re having a nose around, it’s normally found in one of the following places:

  1. Outside – in a meter box attached to an outside wall
  2. Outside – under a cover in the pavement
  3. Inside – under the sink
  4. Inside – in a utility cupboard or basement

It will have a meter serial number and a dial of numbers with “m3” to the right. When you give the reading, take the numbers from the left including the zeros, and ignore anything in red.

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