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 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.

Roll-out dates

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:

Roll-out dates diagram