Forms, certificates and fact sheets

The NSW Government has announced it will adjust the first three start dates for the new metering rules. The government remains committed to rolling out the metering rules. However the lack of water due to the severe drought conditions will make it impossible for most water users to meet their new obligations by the current deadline. The Government is also carefully considering the other feedback it heard during the recent metering roadshow, and will provide its response soon. See the ‘metering roadshow’ page for more information.

Fact sheets

Forms and certificates

For water users who have not yet installed a meter

Name What is it used for? Who fills it out? Who submits it and when?
Validation certificate For water users to demonstrate that their meter is compliant A duly qualified person Water users — within 28 days of receiving the certificate and every 5 years (or every 12 months for open channels), and whenever maintenance affects the metrology of the meter
Design certificate for open channel metering equipment For water users to demonstrate their open channel meter is compliant A duly qualified person Water users — within 28 days of receiving the certificate

For water users who already have a meter, installed before 1 April 2019

Name What is it used for? Who fills it out? Who submits it and when?
Report to rely on transitional arrangements to keep existing metering equipment For water users who want to keep meters that were installed before 1 April 2019

The report must include supporting documentation — such as a certificate of accuracy — to demonstrate that the meter is compliant

Water users Water users — before roll-out date
Certificate of accuracy for existing meters (non-pattern-approved) For water users who want to keep their existing non-pattern approved meter by demonstrating that the meter is within 5% accuracy in the field A duly qualified person Water users — within 28 days of receiving the certificate and every 5 years (or every 12 months for open channels), and whenever maintenance affects the metrology of the meter
Manufacturer's certificate of accuracy for existing meters (non-pattern-approved) For water users who want to keep their existing non-pattern approved meter by demonstrating that the meter is within 2.5% accuracy in factory conditions The meter’s manufacturer         Water users — before roll-out date
Validation certificate For water users who want to keep their existing meter by demonstrating that it has been correctly installed A duly qualified person Water users — within 28 days of receiving the certificate and every 5 years (or every 12 months for open channels), and whenever maintenance affects the metrology of the meter