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What do The Water Meter Guys do?

We're in the business of helping to ensure that what people pay for their water usage is fair, equitable and based on their actual usage, by installing individual water meters.

Water Meters help reduce consumption which benefits the environment, saves consumers money and saves utility providers money too by not having to invest in developing their existing infrastructure.

What is sub-metering?

According to Unity Water's Sub-Metering Fact Sheet, water sub metering is the implementation of a multi-water meter system that allows multi-unit property owners to measure their own individual water usage and be charged for their respective water consumption. Typical users of sub-metering are owners and or managers of units, duplexes, townhouses, apartment complexes and commercial buildings.

Why is sub metering useful?

Prior to 2008 it was not mandatory to install water meters within multi-unit residential premises and commercial premises. Premises built prior to 1 January 2008 typically have a single water meter for the property and are charged for water consumption on a per-determined apportionment schedule.

This means that in these circumstances, individual lot owners have no knowledge of their individual water usage and consequently may not be encouraged to reduce their individual consumption. If you live in strata titled units or Properties where the water rates are split between everyone from one water meter reading, you could be paying for other people’s water which is just not fair! This is often the case where the unit or property may be being used as a holiday home with just one or two people occasionally using water, compared to other tenants who are permanent residents with families.

Sub-metering enables water service providers, such as Unity Water to provide water consumption information to individual unit owners and directly charge those owners for their actual water consumption. It's a fair and equitable solution to ensure the user pays for their usage.

CALL US NOW on 1300 202 962 for a quote to get your new Water Meters installed in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or anywhere else in Queensland.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sub metered systems measure each tenant's water usage, rather than the standard metered system that records all the water usage and divides them equally amongst tenants. This is an attractive option for body corporate property owners as many potential tenants don't want to pay for water that's only been used by their neighbours.

Experts in Water Meters

Property Developers

If you’ve recently purchased a block of land for developing, you will need to comply with Council requirements for your Development Application for your duplexes, units or for simply another housing block. Read More

Body Corporates

If you manage Strata Titled Units or properties where the Water Rates are split between everyone from one water meter reading, your tenants could be paying for other people’s water, which is just not fair! Read More

Sub Meters

What is sub-metering? According to Unity Water's Sub-Metering Fact Sheet, water sub metering is the implementation of a multi- water meter system that allows multi- unit property owners to measure ... Read More

Smart Water Meters

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What do people say about The Water Meter Guys?

Brad from "The Water Meter Guys" was an absolute pleasure to deal with. There was more work require to complete the job that wasn’t quoted and he went over and beyond to help. Can’t recommend him enough

Jordan Malouf

Managing Director

I called The Water Meter Guys regarding a quote to install individual water meters for the Body Corp of the block of units that I managed.

Brad was extremely helpful in arranging an appointment quickly and then the quote which came in well under other quotes I had obtained. Brad was extremely professional and efficient, scheduling the times to install the meters and he was always prompt made more difficult by the different fittings in each unit.

After installation he cleaned everything up and has since been very prompt in replying when I emailed any questions to him.

I would recommend The Water Meter Guys to others.


Brad installed our water meter to our newly subdivided property this year.

He did what he quoted on the day he said.

Great service.

Mary Verissimo

I used the water meter guys to install a new water meter on my property, Brad's service was fast, knowledgeable and pain free, I'd highly recommend the water meter guys for anyone wanting a professional hassle free job.

Ben Hudson

I am here to say big thanks for you and your team.

You did a great job which is installing two water meters for new property.

As a foreign investor, that could be so difficult to deal with plumbing in Australia, you guys helped us a lot. I dont need to worry about the site plan, and any forms at all, good site inspection, and price.Especially I would say you are very easy to communicate with, anytime we had problems, you are always welcome to ask. Even we still had some other issues, you are always so patient to help solve the problem and support us. I would definitely suggest you to my friend who are looking for professional plumbers.


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