Demolishing a house

If you are demolishing a house, it is important that your water meter is secured or the service is disconnected.

It's important that the water meter at your property is secured and is not left as an open-ended service. 

If you are demolishing a house and not rebuilding on the block for some time, we recommend disconnecting the meter to reduce the risk of stolen meters, wasted water or contamination of the water supply.

To disconnect the meter, engage a licensed plumber to arrange for a standpipe to be installed with an internal flow regulator. If you are using a demolition company, they may arrange this for you, so always check with them first. 

Talk to us if you are planning to re-build on the block quite quickly, as it may be in your best interests to leave the meter connected. 

The best way is to secure your water service is to either lodge a 'Water service application' using our self-service system, BuilderNet. You can use our Guest account option to log in.

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How much will it cost?

The cost to disconnect a water service is $759.66.

Please note: If a new water service is to be installed at a later date, the full cost of the service will apply. It is $1,202.56 for a 20mm service plus a service activation fee of $134.61. 

Your responsibility

Under the law, it is the property owner's responsibility to ensure that each fitting, fixture and pipe on their property is maintained to avoid wasting water, causing nuisance or creating a health hazard.

Property owners are responsible for all water that passes through and is recorded on the water meter. Water use recorded on the meter will be charged to you. You will also be responsible for any costs should the meter or service need to be repaired or replaced.

Contact us

Phone: 13 13 95

Email: building.services@watercorporation.com.au 

Mail: Building Services, Water Corporation. PO Box 100, Leederville.

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