What is it with todays water metre men, they insist on putting the house water metres slap bang in the middle of the path up to the front door.
Every new estate we have driven around we see this happen time and time again, people can’t have nice walk ways leading up to their front doors because the water metres are in the way. Its such a shame, its ruined a lot of beautiful houses.
Why can’t the nice water metre man just put the meters and taps in the opposite corner of the property to the drive way crossover? They can see the cross over… they must know that a drive way is going to connect to it and in 99% of houses the front door is next to the drive way. So why then do I see water metres stuck right in front of the front door like 80% of the time! It stops people having lovely pathways.
So we have preempted the enviable disappointment of having our water metres placed in front of our front door by asking our hopefully friendly water metre man to please NOT put them in our future front door and future walkway area…
After the water metre is placed, it costs about $450 to have is moved 500mm, if you want it moved any more than this then it costs over $1,350.
If your meter is moved more than 500m from it’s original position, you may also need to get a plumber to relocate the internal water pipes. Water meters must also remain within 1.5 m of your property boundary
We are hoping to avoid this costs.
We went out to our land with Day-glow yellow spray paint and a couple of signs and measured out where our driveway and front wooden foot path is going to be.
With two signs asking the water metres not to be placed where the future driveway and future walkway will be, we are hoping he will place the water meters to the right of these areas.
You can but ask right?
Updated 17th January 2018
The water meters have been placed right in front of our front door about 1.5m from where I wanted them! Gurrrrr
This is not the end, they may have won the battle but I’m not giving up. Next stop – the council. I’m on the warpath.