Water Meter Did Not Comply With Australian Standard.
This particular job was located in Bexley where one of my clients was issued with a notice from Sydney Water to have their water meter moved to comply with current Australian Standards.
The standards require the meter to be at least 300 mm above ground level with access for the meter reader. This is how we deal with the complication of stopping the live flow of water from the mains into the meter.
Normally, for other plumbing jobs, you can just turn off the water to the house. But this job requires cutting and work done before the meter and tap.