Water meter readings set to begin across region
RESIDENTS have been urged to ensure their water meters are accessible next week.
The Southern Downs Regional Council's Water Officers will undertake water meter readings from Monday, February 27 until late March.
The council's manager of water and wastewater Renee Wallace asked ratepayers and tenants to make sure officers could easily access their water meters.
"Check your water meters are free from debris, grass, garden mulch, soil and other obstacles,” Ms Wallace said.
"As ratepayers, you are responsible for water infrastructure on your property's side of your water meter, including leaks in pipes or fixtures.
"If meters and stop taps cannot be located easily, water damage to your property and the cost of water consumption could escalate.”
The council's water notices are expected to be issued in early April.
For more information contact the council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or visit www.sdrc.qld.gov.au.