Understanding non-urban metering requirements
Who is required to have a meter?
The new metering framework applies to licensed water take where the water taken is able to be measured by a meter. You will need a meter if your water supply work(s) meets any of the metering thresholds described below. Already required to have a meter or measure All works already legally required to have a meter or measure water will require a meter.
Follow the links below to view an online guide of what has changed for water licensees.
Note that the regional rollout dates mentioned in the guide are listed in the table below.
- Understanding the non-urban metering requirements for surface water
- Understanding the non-urban metering requirements for ground water
Regional rollout dates
|Region||Date||How to determine which region you are in by using your licence/entitlement number|
|Inland northern region||1-Dec-20||All works authorised under a licence or entitlement with a number that begins with 80, 85 or 90|
|Inland southern region||1-Dec-21||All works authorised under a licence or entitlement with a number that begins with 40, 50, 57, 60 or 70|
|Coastal region||1-Dec-23||All works authorised under a licence or entitlement with a number that begins with 10, 20 or 30|
Page link: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water/licensing-trade-archive/compliance-archive/metering-old/understanding-non-urban-metering-requirements