Where is your water meter installed on your property? There is no single answer – the best guide is that your water meter is usually situated close to where the main water supply enters the property.
The water mains often follow the road network so water meters are commonly found under the pavement just outside the property or just within the perimeter boundary.
The meter is typically housed in a purpose-built meter box which is often underground in a ‘pit’ under a plastic lid or metal cover. The cover may be marked with a ‘W’. Occasionally, outside meters might be in a shared box with other sites’ meters, housed under a heavier metal cover.
Larger properties with more than one meter or larger meters may be installed in a plant room inside the building.
Water meters can sometimes be hard to locate because the building footprint or surrounding road network has changed over time with the result that the meter isn’t found in the usual spots.
If you are unable to locate your business water meter, you can contact your water supplier for assistance. They will be able to provide you with information on the meter’s exact location and any other relevant details you might need.