Leak Detection

Watermain Leaks, Replacements, Water Check Meters

Leak Detection

Choose us for your next Watermain Leak - We can locate and repair your water main leaks. We use leak detection equipment to literally listen to the ground, tracing the water main path till we hear it hissing out. Once we find it we can dig and repair.

We have experience and contractors who can reinstate concrete and asphalt and garden landscaping


$180+gst ($207 incl gst) (hourly rate)
$360+gst ($414 incl gst) (hourly rate after hours)

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How Do You Fix A Water Main Leak?

First we have to locate it. Even if you see the water seeping out, it's not always where the problem is. Water can track a long way and appear somewhere further along. To save time and money we need to get the leak detected. Call us today 0800 426 444.

Excavating and Repair

Once the suspected location has been marked, we can dig down and repair it. If this is in grass or garden then it's normally pretty easy to dig down and repair. Where leaks are under concrete or asphalt we need to use a diamond blade saw to cut, pull out the chunks of concrete and then start digging. You can expect this to take anywhere form half a day to a full day.


Once we have repaired the leak, we back fill the hole, remove any left over spoils. If we are going to re-concrete over we will leave the hole open for several days so that the dirt can settle. Concreting can be DIY if you are confident or we can arrange this for you. Asphalt repairs can be done with either hot mix or cold. However a hot mix repair lasts much longer and looks better and often not that much more expensive to be done right.

You can do a simple leak test on your water meter

Doing a leak test on your meter is easy and can save you a call out for a plumber.

To do a leak test find a couple of hours or even 30 min when you won't use the water. This can be overnight or during the day if you are at work. 

Locate your water meter and check the serial number etched into it against your Watercare bill. Record the numbers in RED on the dial. These indicate 100's L / 10's L / 1L / and 0.1L. Then just wait for a while and read it again. if the dial has turned and no one has been using water, then the water is running/leaking somewhere and then give us a call. 0800 426444

How Do I Know If I Have A Water Main Leak?

Your water main ie the water pipe that comes to your house under ground can spring a leak like any other pipe. The issue is it's underground so you might not even know about it. Don't worry however, there are ways to tell if you have a leak on this pipe and we can help you sort it out.

Always review your monthly water bills, these tell you how much water you are using and checking them regularly will tell you if there is an unusual increase in usage. Also Watercare will let you know if they also notice a spike in your water usage and suggest you call a plumber.

Another way to tell, is that you may notice a wet sodden area in the garden or grass, or water seeping/bubbling up that doesn't seem to ever dry up. 

If you have any questions call us today and we can help you find out what to do next - 0800 426 444.

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Why Do Water Mains Leak or Burst?

Your water main has most likely been there since the house was built. Some houses this could be 30+ years ago. Any pipe used has a lifespan of 25-30 years, and when it gets older it is more prone to bursting. We also find once one burst has been repaired, then next weakest point on the pipe can burst soon after. At some point the decision might need to be to replace the entire water main.

Water Main Replacement

When it comes time to replace your water main, we can help. Call us today 0800 426 444.


Depending on the length and access we can often dig the trench by hand, it can be just as cost effective than getting in an excavator and has less impact. We carefully remove the turf, dig a trench from your water meter to the house connection, lay new pipe and back fill. We return the turf into place and we're done.

Water Main Thrusting / Drilling

When you have a long line to run, and it's not so easy to trench, a great option is to thrust/drill the line to the correct spot. This can snake it's way towards the house, avoiding trees and other obstacles!

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