NSW non-urban water metering framework
The NSW Government is committed to implementing a robust metering framework to improve the standard and coverage of non‑urban water meters across NSW. This is an important step in helping to build community confidence in how the state’s water is managed.
The new non‑urban water metering framework began in December 2018 and will be implemented through a staged roll-out over five years.
View the latest metering updates.
Overview of the non-urban water metering framework
Metering requirements and specifications
Technical information about metering equipment including how to access the list of pattern approved meters, how to report faulty meters, how to register an inactive work and access to the maintenance specifications water users and duly qualified persons must follow.
Information about telemetry requirements, market engagement and the listing of compatible telemetry devices and solutions.
Forms, certificates and fact sheets
Fact sheets, best practice guides and approved forms water users and duly qualified persons need to complete and submit to the government.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions posed by water users and duly qualified persons.
Previous community consultation
Read an overview of the actions taken by the government following the 2019 Roadshow and access reports and submissions following previous metering consultations.
Contacts and additional information
Contact information for duly qualified persons, other organisations involved in metering and web links to the Department's Drought Hub.
Government owned meter transition scheme