Sep 13, 2013 11:18 pm
Recently moved in to our newly built house. Got a note from urban utilities today telling us that they couldn't read our water meter because it is buried and we had to read it ourselves and send them the numbers.
So I had a look at our plans, and I can see a "water tap / water valve" mark on the map which I assume is the water meter.
However, the first problem is that this square on the drawings is 2/3 under the concrete driveway. I assume it is not ACTUALLY under the driveway as that makes no sense.
Anyway, I lifted up turf along the driveway on the listed spot started digging. I've now dug out 2 full buckets of soil and still no sign of anything.
Before I continue wrecking my lawn, can someone please help me out on the appropriate digging technique. Like is it normally right under the grass or buried deeply? Also, how does this thing look like? Is it in a big box (like a telstra pit) or just a small exposed dial somewhere?
Google told me to turn on water and listen to it ticking, but I couldn't hear anything.
Re: Can't find water meter in new house! How deeply buried?3
Sep 14, 2013 3:05 pm
Yeah, will contact them on Monday, but it's always such a pain dealing with them.
Good to know that it is their problem though, hopefully they won't try and put it on me to get it fixed.
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