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NSW Metering Roll Out dates

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Overview of roll-out dates
 

From 1 April 2019, the following requirements came into effect under the NSW Government's new metering rules.

New and replacement meters:

If you need to replace your meter prior to your rollout date, you need to have it installed and certified by a duly qualified person (DQP) and ensure it is:

  • pattern approved
  • installed with tamper proof seals
  • has an approvedlocal intelligence device (LID).

Faulty meters:

  • Regardless of your rollout date, if you have a faulty meter, you need to report it to us within 24 hours using ouronline self reporting form. You then have 21 days to get it repaired or replaced. You can apply for an extension if you cannot get the meter repaired or replaced within the original 21 days.

Inactive works and amending pump size:

It is your responsibility to check your work approval. You will need to make sure what is listed on the approval matches what is installed at site. What is listed on the approval determines your compliance obligations.

1 December 2020- Surface Water Pumps 500 mm and above

This applies to water users with surface water pumps 500 mm and above across NSW regardless of your location.

By 1 December 2020, you will need to have your metering equipment installed and certified by a duly qualified person (DQP) and ensure that it is:

  • pattern approved
  • installed with tamper proof seals
  • has an approved local intelligence device (LID)
  • connected to telemetry.

1 December 2021- Northern Inland Regions 

By 1 December 2021, all remaining works in the northern inland regions will need to comply with the new rules.

You will need to have your metering equipment installed and certified by aduly qualified person (DQP)and ensure that it is:

  • pattern-approved
  • installed with tamper proof seals
  • has an approvedlocal intelligence device (LID).
  • for surface water, connected to telemetry if any works on the works approval contains a pump size greater than 200mm.

The following groundwater sources are included in the 1 December 2021 regional rollout date:

  • NSW Great Artesian Basin Groundwater Sources
  • Northern Western Unregulated and Fractured Rock Water Sources
  • NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow Groundwater Sources
  • NSW Murray–Darling Basin Fractured Rock Groundwater Sources
  • NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock Groundwater Sources

There are a number of “at risk” groundwater sources where all approval holders will need to install a meter or make their works inactive irrespective of pump size.

1 December 2022- Southern Inland Regions 

By 1 December 2022, all remaining works in the southern inland regions will need to comply with the new rules.

You will need to have your metering equipment installed and certified by a duly qualified person (DQP) and ensure that it is:

  • pattern-approved
  • installed with tamper proof seals
  • has an approved local intelligence device (LID)
  • for surface water, connected to telemetry if any works on the works approval contains a pump size greater than 200mm.

There are a number of “at risk” groundwater sources where all approval holders will need to install a meter or make their works inactive irrespective of pump size.

1 December 2023- Coastal Regions 

By 1 December 2023, all remaining works in the coastal regions will need to comply with the new rules.

You will need to have your metering equipment installed and certified by a duly qualified person (DQP) and ensure that it is:

  • pattern-approved
  • installed with tamper proof seals
  • has an approved local intelligence device (LID). (link to section of webpage)
  • for surface water, connected to telemetry if any works on the works approval contains a pump size greater than 200mm.

There are a number of “at risk” groundwater sources where all approval holders will need to install a meter or make their works inactive irrespective of pump size.

 

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Topic starter Posted : 24/01/2021 12:08 pm
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