DPI Water is administering metering projects to improve measurement of water extraction from the state's surface and groundwater sources.
These projects will help meet the requirements of the National Framework for Non Urban Water Metering to ensure non-urban water meters comply with metering standards.
As part of the projects, new meters will be installed or existing water meters will be replaced or upgraded with high accuracy, low maintenance telemetry-equipped meters.
The new meters will allow water users and the DPI Water to better monitor and manage water extraction according to entitlements using real-time readings.
The water savings gained from more accurate measurement of water usage will help to protect and improve the security of water entitlements as well as the long-term sustainability and health of rivers and aquifers.
NSW metering projects commenced or completed are summarised below.
The NSW Metering Project will assist the installation or upgrade of meters to regulated, unregulated and groundwater water sources in the southern valleys of the NSW Murray Darling Basin. The project will create efficiency gains through better matching of extractions to water releases and allocations.
- Find out more about the NSW Metering Project
Completed in June 2011, the NSW Office of Water installed and upgraded water metering systems for licensed water users in the Bega Bemboka valley.
- Find out more about the Bega Bemboka Metering Project
The NSW Office of Water installed and upgraded water metering systems for licensed water users in the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment as part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Recovery Project.
- Find out more about the Improving Hawkesbury-Nepean Water Balance Accounting Project