Just got a call from the tradie on site doing the renovation, apparently overnight someone has taken the water meter, cut off the connecting pipe from the hot water system to the water meter and all the garden taps .... what would they do with it?! can they get money for it or is it just some vicious joke? The water meter is on the side of the house which is not fenced off. The hot water system and garden taps are behind the house (backs onto the backyards of a set of units next door) and someone would have had to pushed open gate to get in there. Tradie suspects they wanted to take the hot water system as well, but there was a full tank of water in it so quite heavy and electricity is connected. I have called the police who said they might do a report. Currently waiting to speak to someone from the water company ... Has anyone had this experience before? I'm guessing either the water company will come out and fix it and send me a bill? How long will this take? The works were nearing completion but without water meter and water connection works cannot continue ... it's very disappointing ... Or I have to pay my plumber to somehow fix it? Thanks guys.