May 06, 2011 5:43 pm
We are having huge issues with our builder at the moment. They have connected out water meter tap in our rear side yard, right where are retaining wall and fences are going to go. We have spoken to the council, western water and the developers. The plumber that connects is to call western water and ask for a new location if the current one does not suit. The builders are trying to say they have but western water told them there is no access at the front of our property even though my neighbor has access out the front of his and three different people at WW have told me there is access. Also our issue is that this tap was installed when the house was being wrapped so the plumber would know full well which was front and back.
Long story short has anyone else had a similar issue and if so how was it resolved?
Over the long drawn out process and dying to be in our house but want this sorted before we hand over any money. Builders are saying handover should be this week coming. Will it ever end!!!
Aug 26/10 -Land settle
Oct 1-Signed UE
Nov 4 -Site Cut
Dec 17 -Lock Up
Feb 1/11 -Fixing
Mar 31+Apr 14 -PCI cancelled
Re: Location of water meter tap2
May 06, 2011 9:10 pm
Quite a few people have had this issue on the forums (including me!).
I was informed by City West Water that a plumber could move the tap by 60cm.
Anymore than this and it had to be retapped.
In the end I looked at the engineering drawings for the block to see where the water pipe location was as per the plans and where it actually was and noticed it was not as per the plans. I tried to get the developers to move the tap as I was told by city west water that they put the meter in and the tap where the pipe is. I raised the issue with Building Advice and Conciliation Victoria and informed the developers that I had lodged a complaint. The developers took about a week to move the tap to where it should have been and I withdrew my complaint.
There are some other threads that deal with this issue that it may be worth looking into:
House - Lockup completed 23rd December 2011
- Painters are in!!!
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