Overview of the non-urban water metering framework
A robust metering framework to improve the standard and coverage of non-urban water meters across NSW commenced on 1 December 2018.
Licensed water users will be required to install compliant metering equipment on works that meet the metering thresholds, by their roll-out date.
The metering framework includes:
- the NSW Non-Urban Water Metering Policy (the policy - updated to 25 June 2020 to reflect the latest regulation amendments)
- the metering-related provisions of the Water Management (General) Regulation 2018 (the regulation)
- the metering-related provisions of the Water Management Act 2000 (the Act)
The policy explains the requirements of the new framework. The Act and regulation give legal effect to the new framework.
Latest updates - August 2020:
- What water users need to know - To help water users get ready, we have published a leaflet with information about the metering rules:
- what you need to do by your rollout date
- what you need to do on an ongoing basis.
- Compatible local intelligence devices (LIDs) - The three LIDs included on the list of compatible devices for water users are ready to order - YDOC, Captis Multi and Captis Pulse. Water users who are interested in order a listed telemetry device should contact their local DQP to discuss the installation process.
The metering framework is being rolled out in a staged manner over five years.
Water users will need to ensure that they have compliant metering equipment by the relevant roll-out date, shown below: