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Non-urban metering

The NSW Government is committed to implementing a robust metering framework to improve the standard and coverage of non-urban water meters across NSW. This is an important step in helping to build community confidence in how the state’s water is managed.

Do you need to comply?

The non-urban metering rules are rolling out in stages to give water users, suppliers and installers of metering equipment enough time to prepare to become compliant with the rules.

The next rollout date is for water users in the Southern Inland who must have compliant equipment installed by 1 December 2022.

If you are captured by the non-urban metering rules and you are installing a new or replacement meter–your new meter must be compliant, regardless of your rollout date.

Do you need to comply? Check the rules

Latest non-urban metering information

Latest information about non-urban metering, including community engagement and project updates.

What is non-urban metering and why is it important?

Learn more about the NSW non-urban water metering framework.

What water users need to know

Learn more about the requirements of the metering rollout for water users.

What duly qualified persons need to know

Information for DQPs about their role in the non-urban metering framework, and where to find help if needed.

What suppliers of metering equipment need to know

Information for suppliers of meters and telemetry devices about how to submit devices for approval.

Non-urban metering: document library

Information to help water users, DQPs and manufacturers understand the non-urban metering framework.