Water Connections/ Private Works

Water Connections
New Water Connections
Council will install a metered connection to properties within the water supply areas as follows:
Standard Connections (20mm dial)
Non-Standard Connection
Installation of a 20mm water meter and meter box connected to existing
water service infrastructure. 
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A private works application must be submitted to obtain a quote for Council to undertake any of the following non-standard connection:

  a) Provide a connection when there is no existing water service infrastructure
      for the property;
  b) Provide a connection greater than 20mm;
  c) Provide additional connections to water infrastructure for duplexes;
  d) Relocate, raise or lower a water meter; and
  e) Other miscellaneous work as approved
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Sub-meters
Sub-metering refers to a water meter and related equipment (including automatic meter reader) within a complex of meterable premises that measures the supply of water to meterable premises. 
Meterable Premises Sub-meter Certification
Metereable premises constructed in a water service area after
1 January 2008 are required to identify water usage of individual
tenancies or owners. This is achieved through the installation of sub-meters in accordance with the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code pt 4 and Council's Sub-metering Policy and Procedure. 


For the purpose of sub-metering, meterable premises are those where 
individual tenancies or owner's water use must be metered and include:

  a) Each lot within a community title scheme, including the common property, 
      in a water service provider's area

  b) The sole-occupancy unit of a class 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 building in a water 
      service providers area; and

  c) Each storey of a class 5 building in a water service provider's area where 
      the building consists of more than one storey & 
sole-occupancy units are
      not identified at the time of the building's compliance assessment. 
Plumbing approval must be obtained for the installation of sub-meters. An Application for Sub-meter Certification must be submitted with the appropriate fee. 

Council will conduct a sub-meter certification inspection following approval of the final plumbing inspection. During the inspection, Council will record the meter reading on each sub-meter and verify that:

   a) The sub-meters are accessible for reading and maintenance;
   b) The serial number on each sub-meter matches the serial number shown 
       on the As Constructed Plans;
   c) Each sub-meter is correctly installed and only measuring flow to the 
       meterable premises being tested. Verification will be done by by physical 
       testing; and
   d) Tagging details such as meter numbers and the identification of the
       meterable premises is accurate.
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