Water supply services

Find out how to request a water meter as well as the costs, conditions and installation requirements.

How to request a water meter

If you are applying for a water service for building purposes, you can apply for the service as part of your building application. Please refer to our information about lodging building applications

For water services that are not required for building purposes, you can login to BuilderNet and click 'Lodge a water service application'. If you are not a regular BuilderNet user, you can use our Guest Account option to log in.

We will email you an invoice outlining the relevant fees. You will need to pay the fees before a work order for the water service can be generated.

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How much will it cost?

Please refer to our Fees & charges section for the service sizes and associated costs. For new water services and for upgrades to existing services, infrastructure contributions may apply.

Fees & charges

Infrastructure contributions

You can submit a request for a quote by either filling in our building fees estimate request form, or by lodging a 'Quote request' in BuilderNet.

How long will it take?

Please allow 10 working days from the date we receive your payment for your meter to be installed. Please note, you will need to pay water use changes once a meter has been installed. 

If you need to put a meter request on hold please contact us on building.services@watercorporation.com.au or call 13 13 95.

Conditions and requirements for installing a water meter

We will install the meter 100–150mm above ground level. You must maintain a clear space of at least 300mm on each side and 1200mm above the meter. Please make sure there is sufficient room to accommodate the meter and its fittings adjacent to the water main and allow for meter reading and maintenance.

Water meters should not be installed more than 1.5m inside the front boundary line.

Installing a 20mm water meter

The diagram below shows how a 20mm water meter and service line should be positioned in relation to the front boundary line and the finished ground level.

20mm meter installation diagram

Installing water meters 40mm and above

For us to install services larger than 25mm in diameter, builders and developers need to ensure that sufficient area is provided within the site to accommodate the meter and it's fittings adjacent to the water main and allow for meter reading and maintenance.

To ensure that meter will read accurately below is a standard diagram of meter installation based on the Department of Water's Guideline for Meter installation 2009 (Appendix B) showing pipework requirements. Generally, the upstream pipe needs to be at least 10 times (x 10) the size of the pipes diameter while the downstream pipe needs to be 5 times (x 5) the pipe diameter from any bends. Below is a typical drawing of a 100mm meter installation showing this.

Pipework requirements for a 100mm water meter

More information

Email: building.services@watercorporation.com.au

Phone: 13 13 95

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